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Whistleblower Awards – Refers to the awards given to whistleblowers under the The False Claims Act which provides awards of 15 to 30 percent of all recoveries made on behalf of the federal government.

Whistleblower Best Price – when a whistleblower exposes a government contractor’s scheme to artificially maintain or otherwise manipulate a best price. See also Best Price fraud in this Glossary.

Whistleblower law – may apply to one of a multiple of various federal and state whistleblower protection laws. The range in applicability to applying to federal employees only, to whistleblowers with knowledge of Federal Aviation violations, to whistleblower violation that occur only within a certain state. Among them, and the law with the most potential reward to the whistleblower, are the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act.

Whistleblower rewards – Refers to the awards given to whistleblowers under the The False Claims Act which provides awards of 15 to 30 percent of all recoveries made on behalf of the federal government.

X-ray Fraud – See Emergency Room Diagnostic X-rays Fraud in this Glossary