Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Planned Parenthood fraud case appealed

"The basic question at this point is whether the former PP employee is a proper whistleblower under the False Claims Act," said Sekulow. "The answer is 'Yes.'"

According to the ACLJ, the FCA allows private individuals to pursue civil lawsuits on behalf of the United States to recover fraudulently obtained funds – and such "qui tam" lawsuits allow the one bringing the claim to get a portion of the recovered funds should the claim be successful.

The qui tam lawyer Los Angeles said P. Victor Gonzalez, the former employee, "is a paradigmatic whistleblower."