DOJ Received Over $2.2 Billion in False Claims Act Cases in 2020

Jan. 14, 2021, 8:31 PM

The U.S. Justice Department recovered over $2.2 billion from False Claims Act cases in 2020, $1.8 billion of which involved health care industry cases.

The DOJ has now recovered more than $64 billion under the FCA since Congress’s 1986 amendments to the act, the DOJ said in a Thursday announcement.

Whistleblowers filed 672 suits in 2020, and the DOJ recovered over $1.6 billion in these and earlier-filed suits, the DOJ said.

The $2.2 billion amount is a drop from the $3 billion recovery in 2019. But this decrease is an “anomaly,” and could be explained by the timing ...

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