Qui tam has become a very effective tool in combating government fraud. Latin for "whistleblower," qui tam has armed the private citizen who possesses information about fraud with a way to prosecute those who attempt to cheat the government. The relator (whistleblower) is also entitled to a share of the award. The Atlanta qui tam attorney at Robbins & Associates, P.C. is experienced in dealing with whistleblower claims and can help you in moving forward with your case.Types of Qui Tam Cases
Cases filed as qui tam actions usually revolve around false claims that are presented to the government for approval and some form of payment. These false claims are generally submitted with false records and statements as well as other misrepresentations made to the government.
Some common types of qui tam cases include:
Under the False Claims Act, the relator files an action on behalf of the United States government. Types of relators able to file a case include:
In some cases, public interest groups, private organizations and corporations may become qui tam relators. Before they can be involved in any action, it must be proven that they can meet "public disclosure" provisions of the law.
Whomever it is filing the qui tam action, it is important they are protected and that the details of the case are effectively investigated. The attorney at Robbins & Associates, P.C. can help you gather evidence, file your claim, and assist the federal government throughout the case to ensure that you receive the maximum allowable whistleblower reward.
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