Fraud Covered by the False Claims Act
The False Claims Act is intentionally broad to cover all types of fraud on the government. Generally, our federal courts and the Department of Justice agree with the expansive application of this law to combat the many fraudulent schemes that exist to get taxpayer dollars through fraud. This is also true of most state false claims act statutes, though some are limited to recovery of Medicaid funds.
The best way for a whistleblower to determine whether the conduct he or she is investigating (or has already investigated) involves fraud covered by federal and state False Claims Act statutes is to talk with an experienced whistleblower attorney and a law firm with the experience and resources to properly advise you. The whistleblower practice attorneys at Hagens Berman, a nationally recognized leading plaintiffs firm with more than 70 attorneys in nearly a dozen offices nationwide, provides whistleblowers with free consultation services.
Though the False Claims Act covers the range of fraudulent schemes on the government, these areas are some of the most common: