PRLog (Press Release)
- Sep. 18, 2012 -
Each year the federal government is defrauded out of billions of dollars. Medicaid Fraud, Medicare Fraud and contract fraud are just a few of the areas where the government has serious fraud issues. The Law Offices of Michael S. Discioarro, LLC in Manhattan has announced today that they will be working with Philadelphia Qui Tam Lawyer Marc Raspanti.Qui tam actions involve claims against businesses, corporations and individuals for submitting false and fraudulent claims for payment to federal, state or local governments, or to government contractors. Qui tam actions typically are triggered by a complaint filed under seal by a "whistleblower,"
who often is a current or former employee of the potential defendant. In many cases, the potential defendant does not learn of the lawsuit until after prosecutors have investigated the complaint and gathered substantial evidence.
Qui tam actions can result in federal and state probes that last for years. More importantly, a defendant found liable may be required to pay substantial penalties, treble damages and significant attorney's fees. Qui tam liability may also trigger other serious repercussions, such as criminal charges, exclusion and debarment from future government contracting. Thus, the stakes for all sides in qui tam litigation is often monumental.
"We are very excited about this new venture." Mr. Discioarro said. The firm can be reached by calling 917-519-8417 or by viewing http://www.nywhistleblowerlawyer.comhttp://www.newyorkmedicaidfraud.comhttp://www.newyorkmedicarefraud.com