December 26, 2018 / 4:17 PM / 5 months ago

U.S. recovered $2.9 billion in False Claims Act cases in 2018

The U.S. Justice Department has disclosed that the government obtained more than $2.88 billion in settlements and judgments in 2018 in cases seeking to recover taxpayer money paid out based on false claims, the lowest amount since 2009.

Data released on Friday showed a major drop in recoveries during the fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30 compared to the $3.47 billion the federal government obtained in 2017 in cases filed under the False Claims Act.

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