Universities, non-profit organizations, and hospitals often depend on government-issued grants to conduct important research and continue to perform much-needed public services. Applicants for federal grants are often required to disclose how funds will be used and what the intended research projects will do.
False grant claims or misrepresentations on grant applications may be considered to be a violation of the Federal False Claims Act. Persons who are aware of fraudulent grant claims may be eligible to collect a reward from the government if they are able to successfully bring about a Qui Tam lawsuit against the parties responsible. For legal assistance with your government grant fraud claim, contact Qui Tam lawyer Matt Zandi at 800-626-0003.
Fraudulent Grant Claims
The False Claims Act allows for whistleblowers to pursue legal action on the part of the government in order for the government to recover funds gained through falsified applications. Fraudulent grant claims may include:
- Failure to disclose all funding sources
- Falsifying application information
- Making false statements when administering grant money
- Overstating success of research to qualify for more funding
- Misrepresenting program details like income, use of funds, how they are to be used, and other statements
By filing a Qui Tam lawsuit, you may be able to expose fraudulent grant schemes and make sure that individuals or organizations do not benefit from government money that they do not qualify for.
Contact a Qui Tam Attorney
Matt Zandi, former U.S. Department of Justice Prosecutor can help you if you wish to file a claim under the False Claims act against an individual or entity that has committed government grant fraud. For a free initial consultation, contact us at 800-626-0003 today.