A Whistle-Stop Tour Of Customs Whistleblower Cases
February 26, 2014, 1:26 PM EST
Law360, New York (February 26, 2014, 1:26 PM EST) -- The False Claims Act provides an opportunity for a private party to sue, on the government’s behalf, any individual or company that has made false statements to avoid paying funds owed to the federal government. The government can choose whether to intervene and take over the lawsuit. But, in any case, the whistleblower is entitled to receive a significant percentage of the funds recovered for the government by the lawsuit.
Recently, whistleblower claims alleging false statements made to U.S. Customs and Border Protection during the import...