The Government REWARDS Whistleblowers

When you’re ready to report fraud against the Government

we have the experience to help you.

Call 256-532-2222 or Submit a confidential inquiry.

Exposing Fraud Committed Against the Government

Qui Tam Litigation under the Federal False Claims Act’s Reward Program

We work with whistleblowers to expose government fraud.

Fraud against the government takes many forms, from intentional overcharges by defense contractors to false Medicare claims — leaving taxpayers to foot the bill.

Whistleblower (or “qui tam,” pronounced “key-tam”) complaints allow individuals — called “relators” — to bring a lawsuit on behalf of the government, as well as themselves, to expose fraudulent practices that compromise the integrity of government programs and that waste the money of hardworking taxpayers.

In a successful whistleblower case, the relator can share as much as 30% of the money recovered by the government. Since government contracting is such large business, these recoveries can be large as well. For qui tam cases filed under the False Claims Act, the law is designed to protect whistleblowers from retaliation by their employers and to make it worthwhile to report fraud.

How We Can Help You

We stand ready to provide you with forceful representation that tackles all variations of government defense contract fraud, including:

– Failure to comply with contract requirements
– Use of kickbacks and bribes
– Product substitution
– Improper cost allocation
– Cross-charging
– Defective pricing
– Violation of Buy American Act
– Violation of Trade Agreements Act
– Misappropriation of funds
– Abuse of small business set-asides
– Abuse of WOSB, SDVOSB, 8A, Hubzone set-asides
– Counterfeit parts
– Time card fraud
– Mischarging
– Violations of the FAR
– Sham teaming agreements
– Substandard or worthless products/services
– Violations of the Truth Negotiations Act (TINA)

If you are aware of fraud by a defense contractor, either within the United States or abroad, and want to discuss your options, we provide free, confidential consultations. We are willing to speak with you in-person or over the phone at hours that are convenient for your schedule. Just call 256-532-2222 or click here.


In a successful case, a whistleblower will recover between 15-30% of the money recovered by the Government. Given the size of government contracts, these recoveries can be large.

Mastando & Artrip and Halunen Law work on a contingency basis, which means that we only get paid if you get a reward.

Preventing Fraud With The False Claims Act

Fraud can take many forms. There is an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) qui tam law for reporting major tax fraud, as well as laws designed to encourage reporting of financial fraud through the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

There are medical and defense contracting whistleblowers, environmental whistleblowers, financial whistleblowers, tax whistleblowers, and the majority of states have their own whistleblower laws. Whistleblowers are a force for change and reform.

  • Defense Contractor / Procurement Fraud
  • IRS Whistleblower Reward Program
  • Customs-Duty Fraud  / Trade Agreement Fraud
  • Medicare and Medicaid Fraud
  • Pharmaceutical Fraud / Adulterated Products / Off-Label Promotion / Kickbacks
  • Corporate Whistleblower Fraud Rewards (Dodd-Frank Act)
  • Securities and Commodities Fraud
  • Anti-Kickback Violations
  • Grant Fraud / Educational Subsidy Fraud
  • Guaranteed Loan Program Fraud (FHA / VA / HUD)

Who We Are and What We Do

Mastando & Artrip and Halunen Law, two nationally recognized whistleblower law firms, have joined together to create a formidable team to protect whistleblowers who challenge defense contractor fraud. We’re focused on fraud against the government occurring right here in Alabama – including the Redstone Arsenal, George C. Marshal Space Flight Center (NASA), and other companies providing government goods or services in the United States and abroad. We are passionate about what we do. We understand that government fraud wastes tax dollars and puts the security of our country and our troops at risk.

For more than 15 years our firms have represented whistleblowers in successful False Claims Act / Qui Tam cases. Together our firms have the resources, expertise, and a proven record to give government contract whistleblowers comprehensive, expert representation, no matter the size of the corporation being challenged. Attorney Tony Mastando, also brings military background to the team, having served in the U.S. Army as a military intelligence analyst, and serving as a crewman on fixed-wing Army surveillance aircraft during Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield, working closely with the Kuwaiti and Saudi military.

Is it time to blow the whistle on what’s wrong in your workplace?
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Together, we’ll make a difference!
Contact us today.