Testimony Spotlight

Links to testimony by TAFEF and others on the False Claims Act and other whistleblower laws.

Testimony of Robert Patten, President of Taxpayers Against Fraud, Submission Before the 34th Guam Legislature in Support of Bill 205-34 and Bill 220-34 Mirroring the Federal False Claims Act

  • On January 12 2018, Robert Patten submitted a testimony to commend the Guam Legislature and to offer insights to the public, the legal community, government officials, and advocacy organizations concerning the process, history and impact of whistleblower lawsuits filed under federal and state False Claims Acts and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) whistleblower programs. TAFEF is confident that a well-crafted incentivized integrity program in Guam, based on the U.S. False Claims Act, would reap benefits for many years to come. The full testimony can be downloaded here. 

  • On February 8 2017, Patrick Burns submitted a testimony  on the success of the American False Claims Act, the importance of its qui tam provisions, and its ability to combat fraud.

  • On Wednesday February 11, 2015 , Taxpayers Against Fraud’s Co-Executive Director Cleveland Lawrence III appeared before the Vermont House Judiciary Committee to speak in support of Vermont House Bill 120, also known as the Fair Claims Act.

  • On Tuesday January 28th 2014, Taxpayers Against Fraud’s Co-Executive Director Patrick Burns appeared before the West Virginia House Judiciary Committee to speak in support of West Virginia’s House Bill 4001, also known as the Fair Claims Act.

  • Joseph E. B. White, President & C.E.O., Taxpayers Against Fraud, Hearing on Proposals to Fight Fraud and Protect Taxpayers: False Claims Act Corrections Act of 2009, House Judiciary Committee, April 1, 2009

  • The federal government is spending hundreds of billions of dollars to fund Medicare, Medicaid and other health care programs. It is essential that as much as possible be done to ensure that these funds are not lost to fraud, but are spent on purchasing health care services for the more than 90 million Americans these programs serve.