Criminals get creative in seeking out new and improved methods to rip off the government and steal our taxpayer dollars for their own benefit, and when a business competitor engages in fraud, waste or abuse, America’s industrious, law-abiding companies suffer. Authorities don’t always have the necessary resources to put a stop to illegal acts by companies.
That’s where the federal False Claims Act (FCA) comes in. The government is willing to pay individuals with original knowledge of fraud against government funded programs to come forward. These cash whistleblower awards often fall in the millions of dollars, helping to offset the damage caused by competing companies who chose to violate the law to gain the upper hand in the industry.
Whistleblower Salina Savage Stands Up to Allegedly Scheming Competitors
Salina Savage recently filed a whistleblower claim against two competitors for allegedly creating fake businesses to get small disadvantaged business funding, taking advantage of the HUBZone program that gives preference to businesses that employ people living on Native American reservations....