Whistleblower Rewards

Whistleblower Rewards

Whistleblowers who report fraud on the government under the False Claims Act, or who report violations of securities, commodities or tax laws pursuant to the respective Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Whistleblower Programs, are potentially entitled to monetary whistleblower rewards.  Whistleblower rewards are typically a percentage of the government’s recovery and can be substantial:

Whistleblower Recoveries Are Soaring

The chart below reflects the total dollar amount of whistleblowers’ share of awards under the federal False Claims Act for years 1995-2012.   As you can see, whistleblowers have been awarded hundreds of millions of dollars in each of the past few years for exposing fraud on the federal government under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act.

Annual Whistleblower Reward Trends