A Qui Tam action is brought by an individual with specific information that the government is being defrauded. Typically this individual is an employee with inside information of the Company's practices that the general public has no knowledge of. Qui Tam cases are also called false claims act cases, and they allow a private citizen to file a fraud charge on behalf of the government against any contractor or agency that receives government funding. An individual bringing a Qui Tam action is typically called a relator. Relators are typically allowed to share in a percentage of recovered funds of a successful Qui Tam action. These amounts are typically a percentage of the recovered amount, and can be significant.
Typical fraudulent practices against the Government include things like:
If you have specific information about fraudulent practices occurring against the Government, you could be entitled to a share of the recovered amount. We invite you to contact our firm for a free, confidential consultation about your claim.