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  • What Happens to an FCA Whistleblower’s Reward If the Government Files Criminal Charges against the Defendant?October 29, 2019 - 3:02 pm

    As a whistleblower, or “relator,” under the False Claims Act (FCA), you have filed a complaint against a company that defrauded the federal government. The government investigated your allegations and indicted the defendant company on federal criminal charges. At sentencing, the government seeks restitution of the amount it lost due to the defendant company’s fraud. […]

  • Whistleblowers in the Intelligence CommunitySeptember 30, 2019 - 7:34 am

    There are many different statutes that provide protections to whistleblowers, and in some instances, also provide specific procedures to follow. That is the case with the federal whistleblower in the news these days. That whistleblower works in the Intelligence Community where blowing the whistle may involve classified information. The intelligence community defines whistleblowing as “the […]

  • Celebrating National Whistleblower Appreciation DayJuly 30, 2019 - 8:00 am

    On this National Whistleblower Day, Halunen Law recognizes the tremendous contribution that whistleblowers make to our everyday lives— protecting our health, safety, and taxes. These contributions have been happening since the earliest days of the United States.  The Founding Fathers unanimously supported whistleblowers in both words and deeds, including providing government records and monetary assistance […]