False Claims Attorneys in Granite Bay, California
Protecting the American Taxpayer and Defending Your Integrity
The seasoned legal team at Herrig, Vogt & Hensley, LLP provides comprehensive legal services to our construction clients, including the prosecution and defense of false claims. If you are facing the prospect of a false claim, contact our firm for assistance.
Prosecuting False Claims
As a public agency, you have a duty to ensure that taxpayer money is not wasted and that taxpayers get what they have paid for. Under the federal False Claims Act (31 U.S.C. §§ 3729-3733) or California’s state False Claim Act (Cal. Govt. Code §§ 12650-12655), a person or entity may face liability when they improperly receive funds or avoid paying the federal or state government as required pursuant to a contract for a public works project. Herrig, Vogt & Hensley, LLP has built a reputation for assisting public agencies in curtailing fraud through prosecuting false claims.
Defending Contractors Against False Claim Prosecution
As a contractor, you may be faced with a false claim action being brought either by the government or by a “whistleblower” in the form of a qui tam lawsuit. Being accused of a false claim calls your professional integrity into question, which can be a frightening experience, requiring the implementation of an effective defense. The team at Herrig, Vogt & Hensley, LLP can defend your integrity and livelihood and review your claims for compliance with the False Claims Acts,
Understanding False Claims Accusations
Understanding what comprises a false claim can help you avoid the pitfalls of being charged with this offense. False claims include:
Knowingly presenting, or causing to be presented, to the government a false claim for payment
Knowingly making, using, or causing to be made or used, a false record or statement to get a false claim paid or approved by the government
Conspiring to defraud the government by getting a false claim allowed or paid
Falsely certifying the type or amount of property to be used by the government
Certifying receipt of property on a document without completely knowing that the information is true
Knowingly buying government property from an unauthorized officer of the government
Knowingly making, using, or causing to be made or used, a false record to avoid or decrease an obligation to pay or transmit property to the government
Entering into a government contract in a fraudulent manner
Claiming certifications that you do not have to secure a government contract
Diligent Legal Representation to Protect Your Rights
The legal team at Herrig, Vogt & Hensley, LLP is experienced in the prosecution and defense of false claims and qui tam actions. We have successfully represented clients throughout the western United States in the defense and prosecution of false claim actions.
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