Bloomberg Law
Jan. 10, 2018, 4:17 PM

Trump’s Justice Department Kept Pace on False Claims in 2017

Daniel Seiden
Daniel Seiden

False claims attorneys were wondering prior to President Donald Trump’s inauguration whether swamp draining would mean the Justice Department would lean harder on the False Claims Act to fight contractor fraud, or whether the return of industry-friendly Republicans would mean restraint.

Dedication to enforcement appears to be holding steady as the Justice Department completes its first year under the Trump administration.

The Justice Department’s $3.7 billion false claims recovery for fiscal 2017, announced Dec. 21, is on par with recoveries for fiscal 2014 and 2015 under the Obama administration.

“We continue to anticipate robust FCA enforcement efforts by the federal ...