Bradley partner Aron Beezley was quoted in a Law360 article on anticipation of False Claims Act (FCA) lawsuits as COVID-19 criminal cases conclude.
The federal government issued millions of dollars in emergency response funding during the pandemic and about 20 related FCA cases have emerged, though millions of Americans benefitted from the funding. The Paycheck Protection Program, the most prominent of the COVID-19 relief lending programs, saw more than 11 million loans issued totaling more than $800 billion throughout the course of the pandemic.
Beezley said, “It usually takes a whistleblower on the inside of a company who understands the nuances of why a company may not have been eligible or may have abused PPP money to connect the dots for the government."
The full article, “FCA Suits Anticipated As COVID Criminal Cases Wrap Up,” was published by Law360 on October 19, 2023. (login required)