Government Agencies Want Whistleblower Help
2018 Record Breaking Year for Whistleblower Rewards
Whistleblowers assist the government in all kinds of enforcement efforts (sometimes referred to as “qui tam” cases) and ultimately can be rewarded for blowing the whistle on fraud or other violations of the law. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) maintain two of the largest government whistleblower programs. Those agencies receive thousands of tips on violations of securities and commodities trading regulations every year and have recovered billions for investors harmed by fraud. Whistleblowers are eligible to receive between 10 and 30 percent of amounts recovered. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the U.S. Department of Labor also maintains an active whistleblower office that investigates tips of violations of over 22 employee health-related laws, governing exposure to asbestos and other hazardous materials, food and water regulations, solid waste disposal, motor vehicle safety and more.
If you have credible information of OSHA violations, commodities, securities, or banking fraud, tax fraud or false claims against the government call the Evans Law Firm whistleblower attorneys today at (415)441-8669 and we can help. Our whistleblower attorneys represent whistleblowers in CFTC cases involving fraud in commodity and virtual currency trading (like Bitcoin), 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, False Claims Act cases against corporations defrauding the government for payments or reimbursements, and OSHA violations of employee safety regulations. In each of these cases the reporting and procedural requirements differ, but in all of them the government keeps whistleblower identity confidential as long as possible under the law. Laws also protect whistleblowers from retaliation by their employers in each of these types of cases. Our lawyers represent whistleblowers in their underlying whistleblower actions and also in any lawsuit for wrongful termination or other retaliation by their employer.
Whistleblowers should act promptly when they have credible information of any kind of fraud or regulatory violation. Each of the applicable whistleblower laws include statutes of limitations governing the time in which whistleblower/qui tam actions must be brought. Filing requirements differ among all whistleblower programs and counsel can assist you in following the appropriate procedures and filing rules. All whistleblower/qui tam cases take time from initial application, through investigation, prosecution and final disposition. Rewards are substantial however and the whistleblower’s efforts can be rewarded in very significant amounts when the government recovers from the corporations or persons responsible.
If you have information regarding a whistleblower/qui tam case in San Francisco or elsewhere in California involving the Commodities Futures Trading Commission Whistleblower Program, the Securities and Exchange Commission Whistleblower Program, False Claims Act cases, the Internal Revenue Service Whistleblower Office, banking fraud under FIRREA, OSHA violations or other illegal activity, 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:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.com</a>. Our attorneys 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, qui tam and whistleblower law, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.