Texas Lawyers Blog


The Texas Lawyers Blog provides useful information on the law and Texas lawyers. For more information on this Blog or a legal topic, please feel free to submit an inquiry or send an e-mail message to blog@texaslawyers.com

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Large Financial Rewards Are Being Offered to Professionals Who Properly Expose Large Scale Defense Contractor Fraud by Texas Government Contractor Whistleblower Lawyer

Large Financial Rewards Are Being Offered to Government Contractors and Information Technology Professionals Who Properly Expose Large Scale Defense Contractor Fraud by Texas Government Contractor Whistleblower Lawyer Jason S. Coomer

The government is offering large financial rewards to people with original knowledge of significant defense contractor fraud including the sale of defective weapons, vehicles, ammunition, technology, and equipment that has been committed by any of these contractors.   These rewards are designed to encourage professionals with original knowledge of large scale government fraud to step forward to expose government fraud.  The first step for many of these professionals is to obtain a confidential review of their potential case to determine if their potential case may be a viable whistleblower reward case.  For more information on this topic, please go to the following web pages: Texas Defense Contractor Fraud Lawyer, Texas Military Contractor False Certification Lawyer, and Whistleblower, False Claims Act & Qui Tam Information.

History of Defense Contractor Fraud and Qui Tam Whistleblower Claims (Lincoln's Law and Battling Corrupt War Profiteers)

During the Civil War, corrupt military contractors were defrauding the United States Army out of hundreds of thousands of dollars and putting troops at risk by supplying troops with defective products and faulty war equipment. Illegal price gouging was a common practice and the armed forces of the United States suffered.  In response, Abraham Lincoln enacted the Federal Civil False Claims Act. A key provision of the act was known as qui tam.

The abbreviation is from Latin and refers to "a person who files a suit for the king as for himself".  Qui tam laws have existed for centuries as deceptive government contractors have been around as long as government contracting has. Qui tam actions allow a private citizen to file a lawsuit on behalf of the U.S. government in an effort to recover losses caused by fraud against the government. The law is an incentive for civilians who know of individuals or companies making false claims for profit to come forward with information. In reward, the "whistleblower" (also known as the relator) shares in any federal revenue recovered.

No comments: