US Recouped $3.8B From False Claims Settlements In 2013

Law360, Los Angeles (December 20, 2013, 6:04 PM EST) -- The federal government eked out $3.8 billion in settlements this year from civil cases brought by citizens alleging fraud against the government, a 24 percent drop in its recovery from a year earlier, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement Friday.

The annual settlement amount marks the fourth year the government has brought in more than $3 billion in recoveries, according to the Justice Department. More than half of the annual settlement amount comes from False Claims Act cases alleging health care fraud, with...
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