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Blowing the Whistle is Not for the Faint of Heart

We know the courage it takes to enter the turbulent waters of facing down government fraud. Our national Qui Tam / Whistleblower team has the expertise, foresight, and experience to navigate a course to the best possible outcome. We are not easily deterred and will go to extraordinary measures to Take A Stand in the journey to justice. Contact Halunen Law today for a free consultation to discuss your potential whistleblower case.

FCA Whistleblowers

The False Claims Act and similar state statutes provide significant financial rewards to whistleblowers who expose fraud against government agencies or programs.

SEC Whistleblowers

This program provides rewards and protections to whistleblowers who report violations of federal securities laws and regulations that have occurred, are ongoing, or are about to occur.

IRS Whistleblowers

This program provides incentives and protections to whistleblowers who report illegal conduct relating to tax evasion or fraud that may yield $2 million or more in sanctions.

CFTC Whistleblowers

Theis program provides rewards and protections to whistleblowers who report fraud and misconduct in the commodities futures trading markets resulting in sanctions over $1 million.

Whistleblowers are the government’s most powerful tool to uncover and punish fraud against the United States. The key enforcement mechanism in the False Claims Act, SEC Whistleblower Program, IRS Whistleblower program, and CFTC Whistleblower program is their reliance upon “insiders” or whistleblowers to provide credible information documenting fraud against the U.S. government. These whistleblowers assist the government to protect the public trust and hold those who would defraud the government accountable.

The Tax Payers Against Fraud Education Fund explains how the False Claims Act (FCA) works in this short video. Susan Coler, Nathaniel Smith, and Gerald Robinson are all members of this non-profit, public interest organization that is dedicated to standing against government fraud and protecting public resources.

The Federal False Claims Act and similar state statutes provide significant financial rewards to whistleblowers who expose fraud against government agencies or programs. The False Claims Act also makes it illegal to retaliate against whistleblowers.

In a successful case, whistleblowers (called “relators”) are typically entitled to anywhere from 15 to 30 percent of the amount recovered by the government. This amount can be significant because a defendant found guilty of fraud must pay three times the government’s losses, additional penalties, and attorney’s fees for the case. For example, in a case involving false billing for work on helicopters, the federal government recovered $150 million and the whistleblower received $22.5 million.

Anyone who has information about fraud against the government is a potential whistleblower/relator. Qui tam relators include employees, patients, vendors, bookkeepers, medical care providers, accountants, auditors, independent contractors, analysts and service providers — if you are aware of fraud against the government at either the federal or state level, you may be able to start a False Claims Act case.

The False Claims Act

The Federal False Claims Act and similar state statutes provide significant financial rewards to whistleblowers who expose fraud against government agencies or programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about being a whistleblower? Find answers to commonly asked questions about the False Claims Act and other whistleblower statutes.

Contact a Whistleblower / Qui Tam Attorney

If you have knowledge of fraud against the government or tax or securities violations, we can advise you on what to do next. At Halunen Law, our lawyers represent people involved in federal and state qui tam/False Claims Act cases across the United States. Contact us for a free, confidential consultation.