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National Report Trade Agreement Act Fraud Day – June 26, 2023

National Report Trade Agreement Act Fraud Day is observed annually on June 26. It was founded by former Department of Justice attorney and whistleblower advocate Joel D. Hesch, in 2018, to educate the public on the importance of reporting T.A.A. fraud, how to report the fraud, and the rewards available to whistleblowers. During the 15 years Hesch spent in the Department of Justice, he helped recover $1.2 billion from people who were cheating the government, and paid out rewards to whistleblowers worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

History of National Report Trade Agreement Act Fraud Day

The National Report Trade Agreement Act Fraud Day was founded by former Department of Justice attorney and whistleblower advocate Joel D. Hesch in 2018. Hesch now owns a law firm that specializes in representing whistleblowers and assisting them in filing for their rewards. He also published a free e-book detailing the proper method of reporting fraud against the military.

When federal government contractors supply goods in violation of the Trade Agreement Act, they have committed Trade Agreement Act Fraud. The Act states that companies with federal contracts are prohibited from using or supplying products that are imported from countries that do not have reciprocal trade agreements with the United States, doing so is regarded as fraud. Statistics prove that up to 10% of government funds is lost to fraud. It is possible that over $50 billion of military funds is lost per year. Therefore, it is important to uncover such fraudulent acts. The Department of Justice offers whistleblowers up to 30% of the amount they help to recover.

National Report Trade Agreement Act Fraud Day timeline

1975
The Trade Act is Signed

The Trade Act of 1974 is enacted by the U.S. Congress.

1979
The T.A.A. Act is Signed

The Trade Agreements Act is enacted to approve and implement the agreements negotiated under the Trade Act of 1974.

1990
Joel Hesch Joins the Department of Justice

Hesch joins the Department of Justice as a trial attorney.

2018
The Holiday is Created

National Report Trade Agreement Act Fraud Day is created by Hesch.

National Report Trade Agreement Act Fraud Day FAQs

When was the Department of Justice formed?

The Department of Justice was established on July 1, 1870.

Who is the attorney general of the Department of Justice?

The current Attorney-General of the Department of Justice is Attorney Merrick B. Garland. Garland became the 86th AG in 2021.

Are whistleblowers protected under the law?

There are several laws that protect whistleblowers from retaliation, such as the Whistleblowers Protection Act of 1989 and the No FEAR Act of 2002. Under these laws, the rights of federal employees are strengthened and protected, and increased accountability is required of federal agencies for violations of whistleblower protection laws.

How to Observe National Report Trade Agreement Act Fraud Day

  1. Download Joel Hesch's book

    Hesch's ebook is free online. Download it and learn how you can play your part in ending fraud against the government.

  2. Blow your whistle

    Are you aware of any fraud against the U.S. Government? Help to bring the perpetrators to book by blowing the whistle and reporting the fraud.

  3. Spread the word

    Tell others about the importance of ending fraud against the government. Spread the word so others can join the cause.

5 Whistleblower/Fraud Statistics

  1. The average whistleblower reward

    The average reward for a whistleblower is about $349,668.

  2. The largest whistleblower reward

    The largest whistleblower reward gotten from a single case is $50 million.

  3. Total recovery

    The Department of Justice has recovered about $3 billion from military fraud cases brought to them by whistleblowers.

  4. The total rewards paid to whistleblowers

    So far, The U.S. Department of Justice has paid whistleblower rewards worth $550 million.

  5. Settlement payments

    The Department of Justice obtained over $5.6 billion in settlements and judgments from cases involving fraud and false claims against the government in 2021.

Why National Report Trade Agreement Act Fraud Day is Important

  1. It educates the public

    This holiday brings to people's attention the negative effects of fraud, and how they can play a part in ending it. Most people are unaware of the reward program available to whistleblowers. National Report Trade Agreement Act Fraud Day raises much-needed awareness.

  2. It curbs fraud

    Fraud is a crime that has serious repercussions on not just the government, but also, the citizens. It negatively affects the economy. This day is vital in helping to curb the menace that is fraud.

  3. Whistleblowers get recognized

    Whistleblowers are heroes who risk their lives and safety to expose financial crimes. The government doesn’t allow their good deeds to go unrewarded and offers them a large percentage of the recovered amounts. This holiday reminds the public of the whistleblower’s contribution to society.

National Report Trade Agreement Act Fraud Day dates

YearDateDay
2023June 26Monday
2024June 26Wednesday
2025June 26Thursday
2026June 26Friday
2027June 26Saturday

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