Qui Tam / Whistleblower Claims in Fort Lauderdale and Miami
The False Claims Act is a federal law that imposes liability on persons
and companies who defraud governmental programs. It is the main tool utilized
by the federal government to combat fraud and an overwhelming amount of
these fraud claims (over 70%) are a result of actions initiated by whistleblowers.
Part of this act contains a "Qui Tam" provision that allows
people with no government affiliation file actions on the government's
behalf (these people are frequently referred to as whistleblowers).
Individuals who file Qui Tam actions are entitled to a percentage of the
amount of money that is recovered (on average anywhere from 15-30%). The
law was substantially overhauled in 1986, and since then, the government
has recovered over $35 billion from Qui Tam cases brought by whistleblowers.
At Loan Lawyers, our Fort Lauderdale and Miami whistleblower lawyers are
equipped to represent you in a Qui Tam case to bring forth illegal activity.
How Our Fort Lauderdale Whistleblower Attorneys Can Help
The financial industry is replete with fraudulent activity and some of
this country's largest financial institutions have been held accountable
for fraud under the False Claims Act. In the last several years, an increased
number of financial institutions have been the subject of mortgage fraud
lawsuits brought by the United States government, as well as by the world's
largest mortgage insurer, the FHA (Federal Housing Administration), under
the federal False Claims Act due to mortgage fraud.
Some possible areas of fraudulent activity that may be subject to whistleblower
- Banks that have received money through the federal bailout programs known
as the "Troubled Asset Recovery Program" (TARP) that have used
the funds improperly or otherwise violated the terms of the program
- Mortgages that are backed by the FHA that were obtained through fraudulent
- Kickbacks or misrepresentations in connection to government backed or sponsored
- Violations under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
- Collusion among participants of government programs to use government funds
for personal financial gain
If you suspect that any banks, lending firms, or mortgage servicers are
engaging in fraud that may involve government funds or programs,
call Loan Lawyers to
schedule a confidential free consultation with one of our attorneys at (844) FIGHT-13 (344-4813).