The Joseph Saveri Law Firm is monitoring governmental coronavirus/COVID-19 stimulus relief to advocate that it is distributed properly in compliance with the False Claims Act.
To date, the United State government has approved over $2 trillion in stimulus relief in response to the pandemic. Relief includes funds to administer disease treatment, provide economic aid to businesses and individuals, bolster unemployment benefits, and to administer diagnostic testing. Due to the enormous scope of this and potential future aid, businesses and individuals will be tempted to exploit rules and regulations.
Potential abuses include:
- Submitting false billing to Medicare and Medicaid when treating patients
- Selling substandard or faulty treatment and equipment to the government
- Making false representations when treating patients
- False claims by new or notice recipients of government funds
- Misrepresentations by businesses or individuals receiving relief funds
- Making false certifications of compliance with payment and relief fund requirements
As with past instances of relief during national and regional crises, the government and legal community will be targeting and prosecuting these transgressions under the False Claims Act. The FCA makes it unlawful for a person to knowingly present or cause to be presented to the government a false or fraudulent claim for payment. And it also prohibits making or using a false record or statement that is material to a claim for payment.
The firm is monitoring coronavirus/COVID-19 stimulus relief to advocate on behalf of the government and taxpayers that it is distributed properly in compliance with the False Claims Act.
Please contact the Firm if:
- You have knowledge of these or similar types of abuses; or
- You would like to learn more about this investigation and how it potentially affects you.
Any information you provide will be kept strictly confidential as provided by law.