Regardless of if it's legal (or even ethical), people and companies choose to commit acts of government fraud every day. Whether they "hide" their earnings or commit more complex crimes (as in the case of Enron), they wind up costing taxpayers millions.
Fortunately, there are a number of heroic persons out there who are willing to step forward when they see government fraud. They know that it's simply unacceptable, and they want it to stop. After all, government fraud amounts to stealing. If you walked into a grocery store today and stole a loaf of bread, you would be charged with a crime. When a company steals from the government (aka, "we the people"), it's no less illegal.
If you are ready to "blow the whistle" on your employer who is committing government fraud, there are a few things you'll need to do before you contact an attorney who specializes in government fraud, as our law office does.
First, you need to have your facts and figures in place. If you overheard (or were a part of) conversations or meetings during which comments were made that led you to suspect that government fraud was being committed, you need to have dates, times, and places associated with those events. Be as specific in your notes as possible, including others who heard (or may have also heard) the government fraud dealings.
Secondly, you need to get any paperwork together so you and your lawyer can help prove a case of government fraud. That means any memos or emails you received or other documentation that could give your claim the substance it needs to be taken seriously.
Finally, you need to be emotionally ready to become a "whistleblower." Unfortunately, though the government will appreciate your actions, your employer likely will not. (After all, as children, we all hear that being a "snitch" is wrong, and some people treat whistleblowers disrespectfully.) Thus, you need to be strong during this time.
When you're ready to take that first step toward blowing the whistle on government fraud, we encourage you to call our law offices for a free, no-obligation with a legal representative. Our team of professionals is well-versed and experienced in government fraud cases and will do whatever is necessary to help you "blow the whistle" on government fraud while protecting your rights in the process.
Together, we can regain the money that unscrupulous companies have taken out of the government's pocket.