Government Tosses Out More Whistleblower Cases After 2018 Memo

June 24, 2019, 7:57 PM

The Justice Department has tossed out more whistleblower fraud cases in the wake of a memo it released last year that attorneys viewed as a sign the government was backing off.

Michael Granston, director of the DOJ’s Civil Fraud Section, said June 24 that the number of cases the DOJ has moved to dismiss is larger than in the past following the memo he issued Jan. 10, 2018. That memo mapped out when federal prosecutors and agency attorneys should seek dismissal of a case.

“Since the guidance was adopted, I am aware of at least 30 cases that were dismissed,” ...

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