A Kansas City Organization has made promises to several people who are displaced workers. These displaced workers were able to take advantage of an $8,000 grant from the Federal Gov., that money then is given to the state then given to this Org. to use for training for the displaced employee. We were told the employers were already in place. All we had to do was pick one of the programs that was available, take the classes and training, complete, and pass the tests for certification. We did everything that was asked of us to find out there never was any jobs to begin with. They used our grant money and we got nothing. One of the orgs. employees has made verbal violent threats after a complaint was filed with DED/WIA. I have a complete complaint that I would be happy to send you. HELP!!!!
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You pose an interesting question. If you believe there has been fraud involved here and that the organization has fraudulently obtained funds which originate from the federal government, there is the possibility of what is called a Qui Tam action. There is a federal statute which allows you to sue in the shoes of the government when the government has been defrauded. If the suit is successful, damages can be tripled, attorney fees paid by the defendant and you could share in a percentage of the tripled recovery. You may wish to review the Legal Guide I have published on Avvo.com concerning Qui Tam actions. You can access the Guide through my profile page. You would need to contact an attorney who is familiar with the Qui Tam process, as it is rather particularized as to how it needs to proceed in court.
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Could be that the organization is committing fraud against the government. You may qualify as a relator under Qui Tam.
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