The FCA is a powerful tool for uncovering fraud and abuse of government programs. One reason for this is the FCA's qui tam provisions, which provide a mechanism for private citizens and their attorneys to blow the whistle on private parties who defraud government programs. The FCA compensates the private whistleblower, the relator, if his or her efforts are successful in helping the government recover fraudulently obtained government funds. The relator need not have been personally harmed by the defendant's conduct.
False Claims Act Statutes at the Qui Tam Guide:
Qui Tam Guide