Justice Department Recovers over $3.7 Billion from False Claims Act Cases in Fiscal Year 2017
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team
The Justice Department announced that it obtained more than $3.7 billion in settlements and judgements from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government during the 2017 fiscal year. Of the $3.7 billion, $2.4 billion involved the health care industry. Since the False Claims Act was amended in 1986, the Department of Justice has recovered over $56 billion.
“Every day, dedicated attorneys, investigators, analysts, and support staff at every level of the Justice Department are working to root out fraud and hold accountable those who violate the law and exploit critical government programs,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Chad A. Readler of the Justice Department’s Civil Division. “The recoveries announced today are a testament to the efforts of these valuable public servants and a message to those who do business with the government that fraud and dishonesty will not be tolerated.”