Survival guide for whistleblowing and ten tips for getting a whistleblower reward It can be a hard choice to become a whistleblower. First, there are a lot of risks when whistleblowing. Second, there are some pitfalls that need to be avoided. What you need is guidance and a list of tips for making the decision.
Did you know that the government has paid whistleblower rewards of over $150 million per person? You might even be more surprised to find out that it’s one of the few federal government programs that not only works, but actually earns money. For every dollar in a whistle-blower reward the government pays, it recovers 13.
Whistleblower eligible for a reward for filing case in which a Court grants $34 million judgment in whistleblower suit This week a federal district court granted judgment in the amount of $34 million in a qui tam whistleblower reward case filed by attorney Joel D. Hesch on behalf of a whistleblower. This is a great.
Whistleblower attorney Joel D. Hesch received a rare honor by being cited in a brief before the U.S. Supreme Court as a “FCA expert and veteran FCA litigator.” The brief was filed by counsel for a whistleblower asking the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court’s ruling regarding a defense raised by a company accused.
Taking the fight for justice to the Supreme Court, Joel Hesch recently filed an amicus brief supporting a whistleblower who reported that a company overcharged Medicaid. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals had affirmed dismissal of the whistleblower’s case based upon rule created by some judges that a claim for federal funds is not considered.
A whistleblower contacted attorney Joel Hesch of The Hesch Firm LLC for help in reporting that his employer was using medical devices in knee replacement surgeries that had not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That marked the beginning of a journey that resulted in an amazing victory for the government,.
When Joel D. Hesch learned that a whistleblower was asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn dismissal of his federal retaliation suit in which the whistleblower alleged he had been fired for reporting his employer for committing fraud against the government, he jumped right in and obtained permission to file an amicus curiae brief (known.
Whistleblowers are responsible for recovering 70% of funds that companies are defrauding or cheating the government. In a recent study, the U.S. Department of Justice reported that in the last 15 years, it recovered $38.9 billion in funds back from companies that had defrauded or cheated Medicare, the Military and 20 other federal programs and.
Remarkably, the government actually has a program where it earns a return of investment of over 500 percent (500%). It’s the whistleblower reward program. So far, the Department of Justice has paid out $3 billion in whistleblower rewards (yes, three billion dollars!). But in return, the government has recovered $20 billion in funds back from.
While federal employee whistleblowers now receive plenty of protection under the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012, until recently, Department of Defense (DoD) contractors and subcontractors had limited whistleblower protection. For the most part, contractors had to report their suspicions of fraud directly to the Inspector General, a government contract manager, or Congress, and still.