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November 1, 2016

Posted  November 15, 2016

The City of Fairfield, California and the Fairfield Housing Authority paid $680,000 to settle False Claims Act allegations that they received grants to fund two coordinator positions for a federal housing program but did not use the funds for that purpose.  The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act by a former FHA employee.  The whistleblower will receive a whistleblower award of roughly $129,000 from the proceeds of the government’s recovery.  DOJ (EDCA)

Tagged in: FCA Federal, Housing and Mortgage Fraud, Whistleblower Case, Whistleblower Rewards,