False Claims Act Resource Center

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Common Types of Fraud

The Federal False Claims Act has the broad potential to reach any false or fraudulent claim for payment made, either directly or indirectly, to the United States government. Likewise, many of the growing number of state false claims acts apply to any claim for payment made, directly or indirectly, to the state government.

By casting such a wide net, these false claims statutes have proven uniquely effective in combating many different forms of fraud against the federal and state governments. Some of the most common types of fraud that have been exposed and prosecuted using false claims acts are:

To learn more about each of these common types of fraud, please click on the links above.

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Proven Experience
Representing Whistleblowers

The lawyers in the national qui tam whistleblower practice of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti have proven, battle tested experience fighting for whistleblowers in federal and state false claims cases. The whistleblower practice group includes five former federal and state prosecutors who have:

  • Recovered over $2 billion for federal and state taxpayers
  • More than 30 years combined experience representing whistleblowers
  • Fought some of the most complex cases brought under federal and state false claims acts
  • Litigated against some of the largest companies in the United States
  • Represented whistleblowers in federal and state courts across the United States

Some of our current whistleblower cases include:

Some of our successful whistleblower cases include: