The federal False Claims Act broadly prohibits anyone who does business with the federal government from engaging in fraudulent behavior. Accordingly, there are innumerable circumstances where such fraud may occur, and in which a Whistleblower may bring an action to expose the fraud and recover appropriate damages. An example of such fraud includes:
Universities, non-profit organizations, and hospitals often depend on government issued grants to conduct important research, and continue to perform much needed public services. Applicants for federal grants are often required to disclose how funds will be used, and what the intended research projects will do. False statements made to secure a grant or statements made to continue to receive funding under a grant can be a source of liability as can any violation of a condition of the grant.
Fraudulent grant claims may include:
Bank of America Corp heads to trial this week over allegations its Countrywide unit approved deficient home loans in a process called “Hustle,” defrauding Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the U.S. government enterprises that underwrite mortgages. In what would be the government’s first financial crisis whistleblower case to go to trial against a major bank over defective Read More »...