The Allegheny County False Claims Act allows whistleblowers who know of violations of the law to submit a proposed civil complaint to the county solicitor. If the county solicitor elects not to proceed, the whistleblower may file and conduct the action.
A successful whistleblower will receive between 10 and 25 percent of the recovery where the county pursues the action; if the county declines to pursue the action, a successful whistleblower will receive between 15 and 30. A person convicted of criminal conduct related to the violation will not receive an award.
Read the full text of the law here.