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Jun 16, 2020 by |

Alameda and California Whistleblower Attorney: Court Issues Large False Claim Judgment


Environmental and Securities Fraud by Biofuel Industry

Whistleblower Rewarded For Blowing Whistle

Private citizens who bring any kind of fraud against the government to light are rewarded under the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729 et seq. (FCA), when the government recovers. The fraud may include false claims for government payment, tax fraud, securities and banking fraud, fraud and wrongdoing against environmental protection laws, or fraud under federal housing and mortgage lending laws. The Alameda and California whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. represent individuals with credible information of any type of fraud against the federal government or the State of California under the California False Claims Act, Cal. Gov’t Code §§ 12650 et seq.. If you have credible information for a whistleblower or qui tam case, call the whistleblower/qui tam attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. today at (415) 441-8669.

Recently, a federal court issued a $69.5 million judgment in a whistleblower case* involving numerous violations of the FCA, federal securities, tax, and environmental, protection laws. In addition to bringing an FCA whistleblower case, the whistleblower also contacted the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with extensive information regarding alleged criminal violations of numerous statutes by the defendant, a biofuels manufacturer. In addition to obtaining a judgment on behalf of the United States for over $69 million in his False Claims Act case, the whistleblower’s evidence resulted in the government obtaining guilty verdicts against seven individuals on numerous charges. The whistleblower will receive between 25-30% of what the government collects on the $69.5 million judgment.

Insiders like employees, former employees, and salespersons may various fraudulent schemes like the one alleged in this case. If you have original information of this kind of fraud or any other fraud being perpetrated against the government here in Alameda County or elsewhere in California, call Ingrid M. Evans and the other whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. If your employer retaliates against you for blowing the whistle on fraud, our litigators can also represent you in any action for wrongful termination. Remedies include reinstatement, double back pay plus interest, special damages, and attorneys’ fees and expenses incurred in bringing your case. 31 U.S. § 3730(h)(2).

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If you or a loved one has information regarding a whistleblower or qui tam case of false claims against the federal or State government, bank fraud under The Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA/FIAFEA), securities fraud under the Commodities Futures Trading Commission Whistleblower Program and the Securities and Exchange Commission Whistleblower Program, other False Claims Act cases, the Internal Revenue Service Whistleblower Office, the FINRA Whistleblower Office or the California False Claims Act, contact Ingrid M. Evans and the other California whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. at (415) 441-8669, or by email at Our attorneys have experience with large whistleblower cases, complex financial contract litigation, and large insurance companies. We can help guide your case through whistleblower false claims applications, discovery and investigation, a jury trial or toward an equitable settlement. We also handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.

*Evans Law Firm, Inc. was not involved in the case in any way.

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