Colorado does have a state False Claims Act; however, it only applies to cases involving Medicaid fraud. But, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services rates Colorado’s FCA at least as strong as the federal FCA when it comes to Medicaid fraud claims. If you have a whistleblower claim, please contact us so that a lawyer may advise you about your whistleblower rights under the state FCA as well as qui tam provisions of the federal False Claims Act.
Colorado Whistleblower and Qui Tam News
- Whistleblower alleges Denver Sheriff’s Department corruption
June 9, 2015 – A former civilian investigator for the Denver Sheriff’s Department says supervisors asked him to destroy evidence in two separate Internal Affairs investigations.
- Whistleblower claims Colorado Department of Corrections breaking state law
February 11, 2015 – Colorado state lawmakers are demanding answers about allegations concerning misreported numbers by Colorado Department of Corrections leaders. The whistleblower cites misleading numbers DOC leaders are giving to state and federal lawmakers about its success rate in reducing mentally ill inmates in administrative segregation. The whistleblower calls the reduction numbers “overstated.”
- VA director’s whistleblower threat outrages congressman
April 30, 2015 – A Colorado congressman is calling for a broader investigation into wrongdoing at the Denver Veterans Affairs Hospital after the hospital director made “veiled threats” to potential whistleblowers. “Director Roff’s threats are exactly what is wrong with the leadership at the VA,” said Rep. Mike Coffman, (R-Aurora), a Marine Corps combat veteran. “We owe a great deal of gratitude to the whistleblowers across the VA.
- Whistleblower Alleges Law Firm’s Abuses Cost Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Millions
August 1, 2013 – An attorney at one of Colorado’s largest foreclosure law firms has blown the whistle on bill padding, evidence destroying, and other abuses that may have cost already burdened homeowners facing foreclosure millions of dollars she alleges occurred at her Denver firm. According to the Denver Post, Colorado’s attorney general has been investigating several law firms suspected of overbilling in cases of foreclosure, most often by inflating as much as six times the cost of posting required legal notices that detail a homeowner’s rights in the foreclosure process.