Justice Department announces $3.7 billion in recoveries for FY 2017

On December 21, the Department of Justice announced that during 2017, it had recovered more than $3.7 billion under the False Claims Act. According to DOJ’s press release: The Department of Justice obtained more than $3.7 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2017, Acting Assistant Attorney General Chad A. Readler of the Justice Department’s Civil Division announced today.  Recoveries since 1986, when Congress substantially strengthened the civil False Claims Act, now total more than $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. …

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