To bring awareness to available whistleblower rewards for reporting fraud against the government, Joel Hesch founded National Whistleblower Reward Day to be celebrated each February 20. After working in the national whistleblower reward office of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., Joel Hesch formed his own firm to exclusively represent whistleblowers file for rewards under federal and state whistleblower reward programs. Most people don’t know that Congress authorized whistleblower rewards of up to 30 percent of the amount the government collects based upon whistleblower information. However, to be eligible you must have an attorney file for the reward and follow precise rules. That’s why Joel founded National Whistleblower Reward Day. He is bringing awareness to the amount of fraud committed against the government and explains how to obtain a significant whistleblower reward for reporting it. In fact, Mr. Hesch authored free e-books to guide whistleblowers; one relating to healthcare fraud and the other for non-healthcare fraud, such as military or Homeland Security.
Fraud is an epidemic and the government needs whistleblowers. Ten percent of all government spending is lost due to fraud.* Because the government spends $4 trillion a year (which is over $10,000 per person),** as much as $400 billion may be lost annually to fraud. That’s why Congress created several whistleblower reward programs.
Statistics for the DOJ whistleblower reward program***
• The largest whistleblower reward in a single case is $150 million
• The average whistleblower reward is $549,665
• DOJ has recovered $40 billion ($40,549,645,268) in fraud cases brought by whistleblowers
• DOJ has paid whistleblowers rewards of over $6.5 billion ($6,584,992,211)
• Each year, DOJ pays approximately $400 million in whistleblower rewards
After working for 15 years in the Department of Justice whistleblower reward office and working on fraud cases totaling $1.5 billion, whistleblower advocate and attorney Joel D. Hesch formed National Whistleblower Reward Day. According to Mr. Hesch, “I formed the National Whistleblower Reward Day to help whistleblowers properly report fraud against the government, such as Medicare or military fraud, and get a reward in the process. I also want to educate the public on properly reporting fraud. While at DOJ, I’ve seen whistleblowers make a lot of mistakes. Unless they properly report it, there’s no guarantee an investigation will take place. Worse yet, if they don’t scrupulously follow the formula, they won’t receive a reward. I want to change all of that.”
Free e-books addressing Medicare or military fraud
Mr. Hesch wrote two free e-books to arm the public with information to stamp out fraud. The report medicare fraud ebook includes the common Medicare fraud schemes and teaches you the right ways to report Medicare fraud. The second free e-book addresses other fraud addresses fraud against the military, homeland security and other agencies and teaches you how to report these types of fraud.
Hesch adds, “The National Whistleblower Reward Day puts fraud-doers on notice that the public is fed up with fraud and is now armed with information on how to report it. Given the large monetary rewards offered by DOJ for reporting fraud, there is a strong incentive for whistleblowers to take a stand. The more whistleblowers step forward, the less likely companies will try to cheat because they will finally realize they can’t get away with it anymore.”
After leaving DOJ, Hesch formed his own law firm to exclusively represent whistleblowers nationwide in filing for rewards for reporting fraud against Medicare, the military, or any other government program. His free e-books also contain his personal contact information so that you can ask Mr. Hesch incomplete confidence to review your potential reward case.
How to celebrate National Whistleblower Reward Day?
There are two ways to celebrate National Whistleblower Fraud Day.
First, learn about the government reward programs by reading the free e-books listed earlier, or visiting his website, and then contact an experienced whistleblower reward attorney, such as Mr. Hesch, to find out if you have the right type of case eligible for a reward.
Second, tell others of the National Whistleblower Reward Day so they too can help stamp out fraud against the government.
* https://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/financial-crimes-report-2010-2011/financial-crimes-report-2010-2011#Health (“Estimates of fraudulent billings to health care programs, both public and private, are estimated between 3 and 10 percent of total health care expenditures.”); http://www.howtoreportfraud.com/false-claims-act-general-information-and-statistics/ (10% of all government spending lost to fraud)
**https://www.thebalance.com/how-trump-amended-obama-budget-4128986 (“The federal government will spend $4.037 trillion in FY 2017.”)
*** Department of Justice Statistics as of 2017, located at: http://www.howtoreportfraud.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/2017-FCA-statistics-overall-doj.pdf