Criminal Forfeitures Are 'Alternate Remedies' Under The FCA
Law360 (February 28, 2019, 5:57 PM EST) -- Pursuant to the False Claims Act, an individual may file a qui tam suit on behalf of the government for losses incurred by the government. If that suit is successful, the whistleblower who initiated it may share in any recovery obtained by the government. Likewise, if the government obtains a recovery through legal action other than the qui tam lawsuit, the "alternate remedy" provision of the False Claims Act provides relators with the right to share in that recovery.
The government sometimes pursues criminal prosecutions based on information provided by qui tam relators and such prosecutions can result in criminal forfeiture...
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