Idaho does not have a state False Claims Act. However, those who witness fraud, waste or abuse affecting either the state or federal government can file a whistleblower lawsuit under the qui tam provisions of the federal False Claims Act. Whistleblower provisions in the False Claims Act also protect relators from workplace retaliation resulting from their report. Contact us to learn more about your rights as a whistleblower.
Idaho Whistleblower and Qui Tam News
- Whistleblower complaints charge ISP cover-up in death case
June 1, 2015 – The Idaho State Police is facing three whistleblower complaints from state police officers who say they were retaliated against after they refused to help cover up a Payette County sheriff’s deputy’s illegal conduct in a fatal car crash in 2011, a cover-up that another lawsuit alleges led to criminal charges against the deputy being dismissed. In the crash, the deputy was driving 115 mph on a two-lane, 55-mph highway when he struck and killed the driver of a Jeep who was turning left and going 24 mph.
- Hearing Tomorrow on Idaho’s Anti-Whistleblower Ag Gag Law
April 27, 2015 – The drawn-out fight against Idaho’s anti-whistleblower Ag Gag law resumes tomorrow afternoon with a hearing at the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho in Boise.The basic question at hand is whether the statute – which criminalizes would-be whistleblowers who expose wrongdoing on farms via undercover video – is constitutional.
- Whistleblower Lawsuit Filed Under False Claims Act Claims College Recruiters Were Illegally Compensated
May 10, 2014 – According to the Department of Justice (DOJ) website, a complaint has been filed against Stevens-Henager College, Inc., and its owner, The Center For Excellence in Higher Education, under the False Claims Act (FCA) for claims it was illegally compensating its college recruiters. The chain of for-profit colleges is operated in both Idaho and Utah. “Congress has made clear that colleges should not pay improper incentives to admissions recruiters,” said Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Civil Division Stuart F. Delery.