We want to hear from insiders who have well-documented proof of wrongdoing—be it overbilling, keeping two sets of books, or inflating their estimates in government contracts
(PRWEB) December 26, 2013
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "Abuse of taxpayer dollars through overbilling government clients can happen at all types of companies. We’ve seen whistleblower suits against small, privately owned contractors all the way up to Fortune 500 companies. Fortunately, the False Claims Act protects whistleblowers from retribution from employers for stepping forward and reporting fraud.”
A recent example of this occurred when the United States joined a lawsuit against the Gallup Organization, a well-known market research company best known for its polls. According to the lawsuit, which was initiated by a 27-year-old whistleblower, Gallup allegedly inflated their estimates in their contracts for the US Mint and the State Department, which resulted in them allegedly overcharging the government for their services. The lawsuit alleges the organization kept two different sets of books: one with accurate estimates and one with inflated estimates and numbers used for government contracts.
“Large companies sometimes throw their weight around and think they can’t be prosecuted or caught, but in this case, the whistleblower was not intimidated, and will receive a portion of the settlement as a reward for his information,” says a representative from the Corporate Whistleblower Center. “We want to hear from insiders who have well-documented proof of wrongdoing—be it overbilling, keeping two sets of books, or inflating their estimates in government contracts. We will explain whistleblower laws and help insiders package their information, then get them to the best attorneys in the country to continue with their possible claim.”
Whistleblowers can contact the Corporate Whistleblower Center at 866-714-6466 anytime or online at: http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistleblower Center:
- Don't go to the government first if you are a major whistleblower. The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Major whistleblowers frequently go to the federal government thinking they will help. It’s a mistake.”
- Do not go to the news media with your whistleblower information. Public revelation of a whistleblower’s information could destroy any prospect for a reward.
- Do not try to force a government contractor, or corporation to come clean to the government about their wrongdoing. The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Fraud is so rampant among federal contractors that any suggestion of exposure might result in an instant job termination, or harassment of the whistleblower. Come to us first, tell us what type of information you have, and if we think it’s sufficient, we will help find the right law firms to assist in advancing your information.”
- The Corporate Whistleblower Center wants to emphasize there are high quality whistleblowers in every state.
Any type of insider or employee who possesses significant proof of their employer or a government contractor defrauding the federal government is encouraged to contact to Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466 or via their web site at http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
For attribution purposes please review the August 2013 Justice Department press release related to this matter: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/July/13-civ-786.html
Case number: U.S. ex rel. Lindley v. The Gallup Organization, 09-cv-01985