Hodges Trial Lawyers are pleased to handle cases involving false claims and fraud against the government under the federal False Claims Act. The False Claims Act allows private citizens to file actions against federal contractors and seek money damages on behalf of the government. These cases are also referred to as “Qui Tam” cases from the Latin phrase “qui tam pro domino rege quam pro se ipso in hac parte sequitur” which means “he who sues in this matter sues for the king as well as himself.” The individuals who bring such lawsuits, known as “whistleblowers,” are typically entitled to a percentage of the amount recovered.
The federal government does not, and perhaps cannot, thoroughly examine each and every one of the millions of claims it receives from contractors concerning government dollars. Fraud occurs when a government contractor knowingly presents a false claim for payment by the taxpayers.
COMMON TYPES OF GOVERNMENT FRAUD
- MEDICAL FRAUD (MEDICARE, MEDICAID, OR TRICARE) – Click here for examples of medical fraud.
- PROCUREMENT FRAUD
- DEFENSE CONTRACTOR FRAUD
- STEALING GOVERNMENT PROPERTY
- UNDERPAYING FOR GOVERNMENT PROPERTY
- KICKBACKS TO GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS
- GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS SELLING THE GOVERNMENT FAULTY PRODUCTS
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURSUING A GOVERNMENT FRAUD OR QUI TAM CASE, CONTACT Hodges Trial Lawyers ONLINE OR CALL US AT (888) 539-3110 TO SET UP A FREE CONSULTATION TO DISCUSS YOUR OPTIONS.