January 5, 2018 - Posts

DOJ Reports Recovering $3.7 Billion from False Claims Act Cases in 2017

Whistleblowers are still the driving force in rooting out fraud, and the government paid nearly $400 million to whistleblowers in rewards in 2017


Whistleblowers continue to reap huge financial rewards by filing lawsuits, often referred to as qui tams, that expose fraud on federal programs, such as Medicare, Medicaid and the U.S. Military.  At the end of 2017, the Department of Justice (DOJ) reported that it had recouped over $3.7 billion during the year from False Claims Act (FCA) cases.  The government also reported paying whistleblowers $392 million as rewards for coming forward with this information.  As we have discussed previously, the FCA is intended to incentivize those with knowledge of fraud on the government to come forward and file a claim.


To read the DOJ’s year end press release, follow the link below.


Justice Department Recovers Over $3.7 Billion From False Claims Act Cases in Fiscal Year 2017


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