Whisteblower Cases

If you have found that your organization is behaving in an ethnically questionable or illegal way, it may be time to blow the whistle. Below are some common questions and answers regarding whistleblower cases.

Do I have a case?

There are many circumstances where blowing the whistle may be the right thing to do. Listed below are some of the most common types and respective examples:

  • Defense Contractor Fraud

    Some Examples of Defense Contractor Fraud Include:
    • Using parts that are of a lower grade than specified on a government contract
    • Using parts that are manufactured in a location other than the location specified on a government   contract
    • Encouraging employees to falsify records relating to time spent working on contracts
    • Omitting contractually required quality control requirements to save on production costs
    • Withholding or falsifying information regarding production costs

  • Healthcare Fraud

    Some Examples of Healthcare Fraud Include:
    • Charging partially filled prescriptions at full price
    • Modifying a diagnosis or treatment code to gain more funds from a government program
    • False reporting to the government to secure funds
    • Providing products or treatments known to be ineffective or faulty
    • Providing products or treatments that are not medically necessary
    • Kickbacks to clinicians to incentivize using or prescribing specific products
    • Changing a patients treatment for the financial gain of medical personnel or hospital staff
    • Billing ambulance services as medically necessary when they are not

  • IRS Tax Fraud

    Some Examples of Healthcare Fraud Include:
    • Keeping multiple conflicting sets of records for the purpose of falsifying tax-related information
    • Classifying employees as independent contractors when they are not
    • Paying an employee in cash to avoid records of payment
    • Claiming deductions that are not applicable
    • Transferring profits overseas to avoid U.S. taxes
    • Transferring profits to another individual or company to avoid taxes
    • Neglecting to report profits received in cash

  • Education Fraud

    Some Examples of Education Fraud Include:
    • Providing false information regarding student enrollment, loan rates, and graduation data
    • Allowing school staff to administer qualification exams in place of independent organizations
    • Providing financial incentives to employees to enroll students
    • Providing or assisting students obtaining false credentials in order to make them eligible for enrollment.
    • Providing false financial information relating to students’ FASFA forms.

  • Banking Fraud

    Some Examples of Banking Fraud Include:
    • Purposing inflating prices in markets leading to financial distress of borrowers
    • Failing to properly evaluate a borrower’s ability to pay back loans
    • Artificially prolonging the delinquent status of loans
    • Forging documents that should be signed by borrowers
    • Submitting fraudulent documents
    • Charging improper fees to borrowers
    • Disregarding federal regulations

There are many laws that guarantee your civil rights. If you feel they have been violated, our expert attorneys will work to bring you justice.