Daily Record Article: Whistleblowers Key to Combatting Government Fraud

Terrell • Hogan attorney and former federal and state prosecutor, Bradley Bodiford, wrote this Daily Record article, Whistleblowers can save us, about the vital role whistleblowers have in uncovering government fraud, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.
Daily Record Article: Whistleblowers Key to Combatting Government Fraud

The article delves into how the unprecedented $5 trillion approved in recent federal stimulus packages has attracted shady operators seeking to defraud the government and make a quick buck. It explores some common coronavirus schemes, how the government has been pushed into a “pay and chase” scenario when it comes to the civil prosecution of fraudsters, and how it’s relying on whistleblowers to help uncover the fraud. The article also touches on how whistleblowers, often employees of the companies committing the fraud, are entitled to compensation if their information leads to civil prosecutions.

About The Author

Wayne Hogan

Wayne Hogan

Wayne Hogan, a Jacksonville native, has been with the firm since 1977. He graduated from Florida State University, where he received both his bachelor’s and J.D. degrees. He specializes in all areas of personal injury law. In addition to participating in many professional associations, he and his wife, Pat, are also actively involved in the community.