A brave military whistleblower filed a whistleblower lawsuit against his former employer, AllState Can Corp. The man says the company fired him after he complained about the use of foreign-made pieces on tanks. The pieces failed and put the lives of American soldiers at risk.
About the Whistleblower Statute
In 1863 to combat fraud in Union contracts during the Civil War, Congress passed the Whistleblower or Qui Tam statute. It was not until 1986 before Congress modernized the Whistleblower statute and renamed it to the False Claims Act (FCA). It became the government’s primary tool to combat fraud. Individuals who report government-program fraud bring the lawsuit on behalf of the government.
The Law Protects and Rewards a Whistleblower
When a knowledgeable attorney like those found at The Michael Brady Lynch Firm files a False Claims Act lawsuit, he or she files it under a seal. This means it is completely confidential. There is also a full disclosure statement in the suit, which details the evidence collected by a whistleblower.
After we file your suit, the Department of Justice will review the evidence before deciding to step in and decide if they want to prosecute the case. The government’s fraud investigator will work closely with you, the whistleblower to identify all responsible for the fraud.
The government could give you 15-30% of the funds recovered. In order to receive the reward, you must be the first one to file a case under the False Claims Act. This is why it is key to pick an experienced attorney to work quickly to get your compensation.
The New Jersey military whistleblower said his previous employer Allstate Can Corp. fraudulently and unlawfully violated its Department of Defense contract. The man along with the company made military tank air purification filters. However, instead of ensuring the parts for the filters were constructed in American per the contract, the parts were made in China. The company was six months behind in making the parts, therefore they secreted resorted to buying them from China.
The former employee emailed colleagues in April trying to bring to light this mix-up when he read counterfeit documents submitted to the Department of Defense. The next day, the company fired the military whistleblower. The company insisted that they had permission to make the parts in China.
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