Skip to Content

PHONE: 415-441-8669 | TOLL FREE: 888-50EVANS
Free Initial Consultation Available

Nov 11, 2020 by |

California False Claims Act Whistleblower Attorney: Unreasonable Billing By Government Contractors

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER

Government Payments For Unproductive Work

Contractors Settle False Claims Suit for $58 Million

Blowing The Whistle On Improper Billing

Improper billing by government contractors and service providers costs taxpayers millions of dollars every year.  Individuals with information about improper billing of the government may have grounds for bringing a whistleblower (or qui tam) under the False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. § 3729 et seq. If the government recovers, the whistleblower is eligible for a reward.  31 U.S.C. § 3730(d).  The whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. represents individuals who bring FCA cases for fraudulent billing submitted to the government.  If you have credible, original information of fraud committed by a government contractor or service provider, call us today at (415)441-8669 or toll free at (888)503-8267 and we can help.

Government Contractor Fraudulent Billing

Allegations in a recently settled FCA case against a government contractor illustrate the kinds of fraudulent billing practices that may constitute fraud.[1]  According to the complaint, two large government contractors inflated work hours billed to the government by charging the government for downtime in which the workers were paid although no work was performed. In addition, the contractors allegedly scheduled overtime for weekends even after knowing workers had downtime during the work week, according to the complaint. The contractors settled the allegations for $58 million without admitting the alleged wrongdoing.

Building a False Claims Case

If you have information of fraudulent timekeeping or billing practices by government contractors, you could have the basis for a whistleblower suit under the FCA.  The whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm can work with you to assemble and present your evidence in a complaint that brings a qui tam case.  The complaint remains sealed while the government considers the evidence you have presented in the sealed, confidential complaint.  31 U.S.C. § 3730(b).  If the government recovers, you will be eligible for a percentage of the recovery. 31 U.S.C. § 3730(d).  Your employer is not allowed to retaliate against you for bringing a whistleblower case, and if they do, you can bring an action against them for wrongful retaliation under 31 U.S.C. § 3730(h) and applicable California laws.  The litigators at Evans Law Firm can represent you in the wrongful retaliation case as well as in your qui tam case.

Contact Us

If you have information that a government contractor is fraudulently billing the federal government or the State of California, contact Ingrid M. Evans and the other California whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm at (415) 441-8669, or toll free at (888)503-8267, or by email at <a href=”mailto:info@evanslaw.com”>info@evanslaw.com</a>.   Ingrid and the other whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm also handle qui tam cases involving bank fraud under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA), securities and banking law violations under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, commodity trading and securities fraud under the Commodities Futures Trading Commission Whistleblower Program and the Securities and Exchange Commission Whistleblower Program, and income tax fraud and offshore tax avoidance schemes under the Internal Revenue Service Whistleblower Program

[1] Evans Law Firm, Inc. was not involved in the case in any way.

Million Dollar Advocates Forum SuperLawyers Badge Best Lawyers Badge Avvo Lawyer Badge

Our Passion For Justice

415-441-8669 888-50EVANS

Hear What Our Clients Have To Say

"I highly recommend Ingrid and her law firm. If you are looking for an attorney who is a great listener, a compassionate advocate and who really knows the law, this should be your first stop."
Posted By: Phil Blank

Read More Reviews