The War on Fraud and Abuse in Federal Government Programs

06/13/2013 // Whistleblower Law Firm // Keller Grover LLP // (press release)

The government spends hundreds of billions of dollars annually to fund federal programs. From Medicare to loans for college students, government programs provide food, shelter, education, healthcare to support a variety of needs. Although these programs may be designed with the best of intentions, the government has unfortunately fallen victim to some type of fraud or abuse related to almost every government subsidized program. This has resulted in billions of dollars in losses or wasteful spending every year.

Government fraud has surfaced in many forms. Whether it is misuse of funds by hospitals or medical practices that overbill for Medicaid and Medicare, nonprofit groups that use taxpayer funds for their own benefit instead of for services they profess to provide, or disaster and emergency response agencies that fail to utilize payments to help victims in need, the list can go on and on. In an effort to stop fraud and abuse of this type, the government has taken measures to try to reform systems and incentivize those who report unethical practices, but this alone cannot eliminate the problem.

Potential whistleblowers, the people behind the scenes who work for companies that receive federal funding and know about wrongdoing taking place, are major power holders in the war on fraud and abuse in federal government programs. Because there is limited oversight available to track where every dollar spent goes after it leaves the government’s hands, help has to come from those who know how the money gets spent on the other side. If whistleblowers do not take a stand, then we all lose because continued misuse of the federal budget leads to a cycle of needed programs getting cut, jobs being lost, and the impact on a devastated economy being felt by everyone.

The whistleblower attorneys of Keller Grover can help those who have information about fraud or abuse in federal government programs in their effort to stand up for what is right. If you have information about government fraud contact the law firm today to request a free consultation to discuss your legal options.

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