False Claims Act Attorney Tim Terry of Carson City, Nevada, will participate in a panel of speakers at the Spring Seminar of the Arizona Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners on May 17. Terry will discuss the "nuts and bolts" of the False Claims Act (FCA), its use in fighting fraud against the Government, and its unique Qui Tam provisions.
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 15, 2010 -- False Claims Act (FCA) attorney Tim Terry of Carson City, Nevada, will participate as a speaker at the Spring Seminar of the Arizona Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners on May 17, 2010. The seminar is being conducted at the Arizona Industrial Commission offices at 800 W. Washington Street in Phoenix. Terry will highlight the provisions of the False Claims Act, its unique "Qui Tam" section, and how it is used in fighting fraud against the Government.
Terry represents False Claims Act "Relators" (also known as Whistleblowers) in cases involving Medicare fraud, Medicaid fraud, pharmaceutical fraud, economic stimulus program fraud, and other False Claims Act (FCA) prosecutions. The unique Qui Tam provisions in the False Claims Act permit private citizens who have knowledge of fraud against Government programs to help the Government in recovering ill-gotten gains and additional civil penalties. The False Claims Act allows the Government to collect up to three times the dollar amount it was defrauded, in addition to civil penalties ranging up to $10,000 per false claim. And, Terry noted, the Relator or Whistleblower normally receives a percentage of the Government's recovery for his or her efforts in assisting the Government.
Terry, who served for over 17 years as the head of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the Nevada Attorney General's Office, was involved in over 100 False Claims Act cases and was a leading prosecutor of such cases under the
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