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
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