LYNCHBURG, Va., Jan. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The government reached an important
landmark by topping
Last year, the government spent more than
Without the help of whistleblowers, the government catches only 1% of
corporations who defraud more than 20 government agencies, like the military,
the post office, Medicare, and Homeland Security. Under the reward program,
the Department of Justice has already recovered
There is no limit to the amount of rewards paid and there is no cap to the dollar amount paid to an individual. The reward is a formula based upon the size of the fraud case you report.
Recently, the IRS adopted its own whistleblower reward program. It hopes
to be able to start paying billions of dollars in rewards because it estimates
that companies are evading taxes by over
There is a new book that walks you step-by-step through the process of determining if you are eligible for a reward and how to properly file your application. It is named Whistleblowing, A Guide to Government Reward Programs: How to Collect Millions of Dollars for Reporting Fraud, and is available at your favorite bookstore. The author, Joel Hesch , worked for 15 years as an attorney in the Fraud Division of the Department of Justice helping administer the National Whistleblower Reward Program. He is now a legal professor at Liberty University School of Law. His website offers free information and up-to-the-minute updates on reward programs at www.HowToReportFraud.com.