In 2012, qui tam whistleblowers and the federal government made record qui tam recoveries from corporations and criminals that committed health care fraud and other forms of government contractor fraud. As Medicare and Medicaid spending continues to increase and the government continues to more aggressively seeks ways to reduce government spending, record qui tam whistleblower recoveries are expected to continue to increase in the future. For information on specific types of whistleblower recovery lawsuits and for confidential reviews of whistleblower recovery lawsuits,please feel free to contact whistleblower recovery lawyer, Jason S. Coomer, or go to the following web page on whistleblower recovery lawsuits.
The Justice Department secured $4.9 billion in settlements and judgments in civil cases involving fraud against the government in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2012, Tony West, Acting Associate Attorney General, and Stuart F. Delery, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division, announced today. This figure constitutes a record recovery for a single year, eclipsing the previous record by more than $1.7 billion, and brings total recoveries under the False Claims Act since January 2009 to $13.3 billion – which is the largest four-year total in the Justice Department’s history and more than a third of total recoveries since the act was amended 26 years ago in 1986.
Most false claims actions are filed under the act’s whistleblower, or qui tam, provisions, which allow private citizens to file suits alleging false claims on behalf of the government. If the United States prevails in the action, the whistleblower, known as a relator, receives up to 30 percent of the recovery. The department saw a record 647 qui tam suits filed last fiscal year and recovered a record $3.3 billion in suits filed by whistleblowers during the same period.
Whistleblower reward lawyer, Jason S. Coomer works with health care fraud whistleblowers, government contractor and procurement fraud whistleblowers, securities and investment fraud whistleblowers, and FCPA whistleblowers expose corrupt practices and claim whistleblower rewards. If you are a person with special knowledge of significant fraud and corrupt practices, please feel free to contact Whistleblower Reward Lawyer Jason Coomer via e-mail message or use our submission form.