An individual who blows the whistle on fraud on the state including misuse of state funds is eligible for a reward under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act (VFATA), Va. Code § 8.01-216.1 et seq. VFATA prohibits fraud on the state government and provides for whistleblower rewards for those who uncover such waste of taxpayer funds. The VFATA closely mirrors the federal False Claims Act.
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