Justice Department Recovers $2.4 Billion in False Claims Act Cases in 2009

Qui Tam is the Government’s best weapon to fight fraud!

The United States secured $2.4 billion in settlements and judgments in cases involving fraud against the government in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2009, the Justice Department announced November 19, 2009. This represents the second largest annual recovery of civil fraud claims in history, and brings total recoveries since 1986, when Congress substantially strengthened the civil False Claims Act, to more than $24 billion.

Of the $2.4 billion in settlements and judgments obtained in fiscal year 2009, nearly $2 billion was recovered in lawsuits filed under the False Claims Act’s qui tam provisions.

For the full press release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/justice-department-recovers-24-billion-in-false-claims-cases-in-fiscal-year-2009-more-than-24-billion-since-1986-70521362.html.

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