Taking a stand for whistleblower rights
Taking a stand for qui tam whistleblowers
Taking a stand against corporate fraud
Combating fraud against the government
Corporate Fraud Whistleblowers
In Fiscal Year 2015, the Department of Justice obtained more than $3.5 billion in settlements and judgments from civil fraud and false claims cases. Eighty percent of those billions of dollars were recovered due to whistleblowers risking their professional lives by filing suit against those engaging in fraudulent conduct.
If you are an employee or citizen who has non-public knowledge of corporate fraud or if you are a victim of fraud, you may be able to challenge illegal conduct as a whistleblower. Various types of rewards or remuneration are available to those who have the courage to report corporate fraud. Halunen attorneys have experience representing many kinds of whistleblowers against corporate fraud and can help you with the types of corporate fraud reports discussed below. Contact Us for a free consultation.
False Claims Act Whistleblowers
The False Claims Act is a broad statute that allows private citizens to identify and challenge many types of fraud against the federal government, including medical and pharmaceutical fraud, fraud in executing government contracts, and many other ways in which corporations cheat the government and taxpayers. Many states and the District of Columbia also have False Claims Acts to combat fraud against state entities. The False Claims Act aids citizens in fighting corporate fraud.
Tax Fraud Whistleblowers
Any individual with knowledge of tax fraud can report it to the government. This includes corporate tax fraud of $2 million or more and individual fraud by persons with more than $200,000 in income. A Halunen attorney can file an IRS fraud report on your behalf. More information is available here.
If you know about violations of federal securities laws and regulations you may be able to file a report as a whistleblower. If you have reported a violation to your company internally, an SEC report must be filed within 120 days. If the fraud is ongoing or about to happen, it is important to file as soon as possible. Click here for more information about SEC violations and how Halunen Law can help you.
If you have non-public knowledge of fraud or misconduct in the commodities futures trading markets Halunen Law can help you can file a report with the Commodities Futures Trading Commission. More information is available here.
Consumers as Whistleblowers
Consumers play a role in challenging corporate fraud when they challenge dishonest business practices and fraudulent or deceptive advertising. Consumers can also attack corporate fraud by pursuing a company for selling products that are not what they were represented to be. A powerful way for consumers to challenge corporate fraud is to band together and file a class action on behalf of all persons who have been victimized by that corporate fraud.
Halunen whistleblower lawyers are experienced at working with whistleblowers that have knowledge of corporate fraud, as well as consumers who have been victims of fraudulent corporate conduct. Think you may have a claim and want to talk? Call our Minneapolis lawyers at 612-260-5383 for a free consultation, or fill out our online contact form for more information.