Professor Ventry Comments for Bloomberg BNA on Whistle-Blower Law
Professor Dennis Ventry commented for Bloomberg BNA on false claims statutes that allow whistle-blowers to sue people or companies that perpetrate fraud against their states. Ventry said that 29 states have enacted such False Claims Acts (FCAs), which collectively bring in hundreds of millions of dollars to their treasuries.
“There is interest because these cases are money left on the table,” Ventry said. “It’s also a supplement to traditional tax enforcement that benefits both the tax agency and the taxpayers. It’s helping the treasuries of each state.”
Professor Ventry is an expert in tax policy and legal ethics. His research interests include tax expenditure analysis, family taxation, professional responsibility and standards of care, tax filing and administration, tax compliance, public finance, and tax and legal history. In addition, he is Vice Chairman of the IRS Advisory Council, and co-author on the casebook, Federal Income Taxation with Martin McMahon, Jr., Daniel L. Simmons, and Bradley T. Borden.