Government Wants Whistleblower Help
Blowing The Whistle On Fraud
Bringing Securities, Lending, and Banking Fraud to Light
The government rewards citizens who blow the whistle on any kind of fraud perpetrated by financial institutions like banks, brokerage firms, and mortgage lenders. Often, a single fraudulent scheme, like violating reporting or underwriting regulations or making false claims for government reimbursement, may violate several statutes. If you have credible information of any sort of securities, lending or banking fraud or false claims for government payments, call the whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. today at (415)441-8669. Our litigators will help identify what laws may have been broken and what government agencies and whistleblower rewards programs would apply.
Whistleblowers are entitled to awards for any violation of the full range of securities statutes administered by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures trading Commission (CFTC) , including the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. §§ 77a et seq.), the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. §§ 78a et seq.), the Trust Indenture Act (15 U.S.C. §§ 77aaa et seq.), the Investment Company Act ( 15 U.S.C. §§ 80a et seq.), the Investors Advisory Act (15 U.S.C. §§ 80b et seq.), the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq.), and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (116 U.S. Stat. Ann. §§ 745 et seq.).
Banking and Lending Fraud
Whistleblowers are also entitled to awards for any violations of the full range of banking and lending statutes administered by the Office of Comptroller of the Currency including the Financial Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA) (12 U.S.C. §§ 1441 et seq.), the Bank Secrecy Act (12 U.S.C. §§ 1724 et seq.) and regulations regarding reports of foreign bank and financial accounts (FBAR)(31 C.F.R.§ 101.350), the Fair Housing Act (82 U.S. Stat. Ann. § 73 ), the False Claims Act (31 U.S.C. §§ 3729 et seq.), the Truth in Lending Act (15 U.S.C. §§ 1601 et seq.), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (15 U.S.C. §§ 78a et seq.) and more.
Our whistleblower attorneys understand that your information of fraud may involve more than one set of federal or state statutes and overlapping governmental agencies. We will draft your whistleblower application, tip, or complaint as appropriate for your information and incorporate all statutory violations in the submission. If you are retaliated against by your employer, our attorneys can also represent you in any action against your employer for unlawful retaliation.
If you have credible information of securities or trading fraud, banking fraud, or tax fraud in California call Ingrid M. Evans and the other Evans Law Firm whistleblower attorneys today at (415)441-8669 and we can help. Our whistleblower attorneys represent whistleblowers in CFTC cases, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) cases for securities fraud (related to stocks, bonds, private placements and variable annuities for example), banking fraud under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (“FIRREA”), Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cases for tax fraud, particularly offshore tax avoidance schemes, and False Claims Act cases against corporations defrauding the government for payments or reimbursements. The government keeps whistleblower identity confidential as long as possible under the law and whistleblower laws protect whistleblowers from retaliation by their employers. Our lawyers represent whistleblowers in their underlying whistleblower actions and also in any lawsuit for wrongful termination or other retaliation by their employer.