Former Boston U.S. Attorney Now Defense Counsel Says Whistleblowers Paid Too Much

Former U.S. attorney in Boston, turned criminal defense attorney Michael Loucks, says that whistleblowers receive too much money under the False Claims Act and their rewards should be capped at $2 million. As he sees things now, the government didn’t design the law to warrant whistleblowers so much. Loucks, who now works for Skadden Arps, defends corporations and their executives who are charged under the False Claims. Loucks was speaking to the Wall Street Journal when he called for capping payments to whistleblowers, yesterday. He did not comment on whether the fees of defense counsel should be capped as well.