When Companies Defraud The Government, Taxpayers Pay
Federal and Illinois state laws encourage people with knowledge of fraudulent practices to take action by filing a qui tam or false claim lawsuit. In return, “whistleblowers” are compensated for bringing the lawsuit and may be entitled to claim up to 30 percent of the total money recovered on behalf of the government in the lawsuit. Whistleblowers are also protected from retaliation by their employers.
Lawsuits under the federal False Claims Act and the Illinois Whistleblower Act involve complex factual and legal issues. To protect your rights and strengthen your claim, you need the services of an experienced whistleblower lawyer.
Skilled Attorneys Who Will Stand Up For You
Konicek & Dillon, P.C., is a law firm with extensive experience in complex civil litigation cases. Our attorneys are known for their creative and effective advocacy. They work diligently to obtain results for those people who expose fraud and other illegal practices.
Common types of fraud covered by the whistleblower laws include:
- Fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid billing practices
- Overcharging government entities for products and services
- Fraud involving civil construction contracts, defense contracts and other government contracts
- Environmental violations
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations
- Kickbacks to federal, state or municipal employees
It is important in such cases to collect evidence of fraud and corruption. We can advise you regarding these and other matters such as retaliatory discharge in the event you are fired for “blowing the whistle” on fraud.
The federal False Claims Act and the Illinois Whistleblower Act are powerful tools in the fight against fraudulent practices. Let Konicek & Dillon, P.C., be your advocate and voice in the fight against corrupt practices.
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For a free consultation about a qui tam claim in Illinois, contact Konicek & Dillon, P.C. We have offices in Geneva and Chicago to serve you.