False Claims Act lawsuits, much of which were initiated by whistleblowers, helped the U.S. government recover more than $4.7 billion in fiscal year 2016, the U.S Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a year-end review. The recoveries amounted to the third-largest return of federal funds to U.S. taxpayers in the history of the False Claims Act. The total False Claims Act recoveries in 2016 eclipsed the previous year’s recoveries totaling $3.6 billion and mark the fifth consecutive year that the government recovered more than $3.5 billion from False Claims Act complaints. “It’s the icing on the cake for an epic ... Read More
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