False Claims Act Lawyer
Whistleblowers of government fraud in New York trust Giampa Law
Government fraud exists in many forms. Some companies overcharge city, state or federal governments for their work. Other times, individual government workers skim money intended for government projects and keep the money themselves.
When such crimes occur, the people who discover them often work closely with the individuals committing criminal acts. Knowing what to do in such a situation can be very confusing - and frightening. Depending on the circumstances of criminal activity, the person who discovers such wrongdoing might fear for their own safety.
In New York, whistleblowers who want to expose such wrongdoing need legal advice from someone who knows how to handle such complicated cases. They need help from someone who's not afraid to defend the rights of whistleblowers and knows how to get results. They need Giampa Law. For decades, our experienced Bronx whistleblower lawyers have been defending the rights of individuals who stand up to injustice and speak out.
What is the False Claims Act?
The False Claims Act, known as the "Lincoln Law," was created in 1863 by the federal government to protect the rights of people who exposed government fraud. This law was enacted in response to widespread fraud committed by private contractors who supplied the U.S. military with inferior products during the Civil War.
The principle of the law dates back even further to 1318, when the King of England rewarded individuals who reported government fraud. Since 1863, the False Claims Act has been updated and revised many times, including in 1986, 2009 and 2010.
As part of the False Claims Act, whistleblowers who expose wasteful spending of government money are eligible to receive financial compensation for exposing such criminal activity. How much money whistleblowers receive often depends on how much money the government recovers due to the whistleblower's actions.
Why you need a lawyer
Whistleblowers who expose government fraud face many serious legal challenges. That's why it's critical that you have an attorney you can trust who will vigorously defend your rights. Our Bronx attorneys can represent you in New York state and federal courts, making sure your rights are respected.
Don't simply assume that prosecutors have your best interests at heart. The prosecutor's job is to recover the government's money, not to make sure that you're fairly compensated or that you keep your job.
Many whistleblowers who expose wrongdoing in the workplace face retaliation from co-workers. As your attorney, we know how to gather evidence of such activity. We will also do everything we can to make sure you receive the money you deserve for your courageous efforts, including any government pensions you earned through your years of hard work.
Put your trust in a law firm that puts your needs first. Contact Giampa Law right now.