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The False Claims Act allows private citizens with knowledge of fraud against the federal government to file a lawsuit on behalf of the United States. In successful False Claims Act lawsuits, the guilty party is generally ordered to repay the US triple the amount defrauded and the whistleblower who brought the claim becomes entitled to 15 to 30 percent of the government’s reward.

Types of Whistleblower Claims

Violations of the False Claims Act can occur in any industry that enters into a government contract. Often, False Claims Act cases involve Medicare and Medicaid, Social Security, and defense contractor fraud. Other types of fraud covered by the False Claims Act include the following:

Environmental fraud

Federal student loan fraud

Federal crop insurance fraud

Government construction fraud

Government contractor fraud

GSA fraud

US customs and shipping fraud

US Postal Service fraud

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