FCA Crackdown Nets $4.7B In 2016, Capping Historic Run

By Jeff Overley (December 14, 2016, 4:06 PM EST) -- False Claims Act suits recouped $4.7 billion in fiscal year 2016, capping a historic run for FCA enforcement under the Obama administration, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday.

The total haul easily eclipsed the nearly $3.6 billion recouped in fiscal year 2015 and represents the third-biggest annual tally in the FCA's history. It's the icing on the cake for an epic surge of FCA enforcement under the Obama administration, which has utilized the Civil War-era law with unprecedented vigor. The administration has clawed back $31 billion for federal coffers since January 2009 — almost 60 percent of all FCA proceeds...

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