Mar 29, 2019 by |

California and San Francisco Whistleblower and Consumer Attorneys: FIRREA Whistleblower Cases

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Financial Industry Whistleblowers

The Government’s Whistleblower Program and Awards

Government prosecutors need your help in prosecuting financial fraud and will reward you if your information leads to a recovery. The Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (“FIRREA”) and Financial Institutions Anti-Fraud Enforcement Act of 1990 (“FIAFEA”) offer rewards to whistleblowers with original information about certain illegal conduct by financial institutions and their employees.  If you have original information of bank fraud in California call the FIRREA whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. today at (415)441-8669 and we can help.  Our lawyers can organize your information into a whistleblower application or declaration under the relevant rules with the goal of you receiving a reward for your efforts. 

Whistleblowers who provide inside information about bank fraud to the Justice Department can obtain a whistleblower reward of up to $1.6 million when the government recovers $10 million or more from wrongdoers. To collect a FIRREA whistleblower reward, you begin by filing a sealed declaration under oath with a designated person within the Justice Department. There are very specific procedural rules including the need to have facts and examples and back-up evidence. Our California and San Francisco whistleblower attorneys will help you present your evidence in the best way possible with the goal of receiving a reward for your efforts. 

Bank fraud and misconduct actionable under FIRREA/FIAFEA includes:

  • Money laundering;
  • Bad loan underwriting/servicing violations;
  • Mail fraud;
  • Wire fraud;
  • Making false statements or false entries in books and records;
  • Receiving commissions or gifts in exchange for issuing loans;
  • Embezzlement or misapplication of funds by a bank officer or employee;
  • Use of false statements with respect to loan applications;
  • Defrauding or attempting to defraud a bank;
  • False statements and overvaluing of securities;
  • Presenting a false claim to the government; and
  • Concealment of assets from a government conservator, receiver or liquidator of a bank.

Your information may lead to more than one kind of whistleblower application and our lawyers will help determine the best way for your case to proceed. We represent whistleblowers in cases brought under the False Claims Act for false claims for government payments; Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) whistleblower cases for securities fraud (related to stocks, bonds, private placements and variable annuities for example); Internal Revenue Service (IRS) whistleblower cases for tax fraud, particularly offshore tax avoidance schemes; and Commodities Future Trading Commission (CFTC) cases involving fraud in the trading of commodities, futures, options, currencies and virtual currencies (like Bitcoin).   Government whistleblower programs protect you from employer retaliation for blowing the whistle on fraud and our attorneys can represent you in any case for retaliation or wrongful termination as well.

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If you have information regarding a whistleblower/qui tam case in San Francisco or elsewhere in California involving bank fraud under FIRREA/FIAFEA, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission Whistleblower Program, the Securities and Exchange Commission Whistleblower Program, False Claims Act cases, the Internal Revenue Service Whistleblower Office, the FINRA Whistleblower Office and the California False Claims Act, contact Ingrid M. Evans and the other California whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:info@evanslaw.com”>info@evanslaw.com</a>. Our attorneys also have experience with complex financial contracts and large insurance companies. We can help guide your case through a jury trial or toward an equitable settlement.  We also handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance, equity indexed life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.

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