Various federal government agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) have programs in place to encourage individuals with knowledge of government fraud to come forward. Moreover, the federal government is also interested in fraud committed by public companies listed on American stock exchanges. Successful whistleblowers are generally eligible for a financial reward.
While these programs are a strong incentive for people with knowledge of possible fraud to come forward, there is also the possibility that any whistleblower could unwittingly incriminate him or herself. Consequently, these matters are extremely complicated on many levels. Any person with unique knowledge of substantial government fraud must have legal counsel who can also address the potential criminal ramifications.
With decades of experience as a white collar criminal defense lawyer and years of experience as a federal prosecutor, Dan Guthrie has the skill set necessary to protect a whistleblower’s rights.