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In an interview with Roll Call, Grassley made his position on whistleblowers transparent: 

FCA | Sen. Chuck Grassley

Senator Grassley asks Attorney General-elect Senator Jeff Sessions about the value of whistleblowers and the value of the False Claims Act.

FCA | Jeff Sessions, Grassley


Whistleblowers filed 702 qui tam suits in fiscal year 2016, and the U.S. Department of Justice recovered $2.9 billion in whistleblower-initiated lawsuits during that same period of time.

The government awarded whistleblowers $519 million for their contributions in developing, prosecuting, and settling these cases.

FCA | double taxation, whistleblower taxation, amicus curiae

some textIn a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held in favor of the whistleblowers in State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. ex rel. Cori Rigsby.

FCA | Rigsby, supreme court, Seal, Morgan Verkamp

A whistleblower-initiated case against Allied Home Mortgage went to trial and came back with a $92 million verdict against Allied. The verdict is subject to mandatory trebling and a $5,500 to $11,000 per-violation penalty, which should bring the total to over $286 million. 

FCA | Allied Home, Winner

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to “drain the swamp” of corporate cronyism.

How do you do that?

Patrick Burns of the TAF Education Fund has a suggestion. 

From a May 21, 2009 interview with Corporate Crime Reporter:

Trying to Drain a Swamp With a Garden Hose

FCA | Incentive Integrity, Trump, Burns, corporate crime reporter, Drain the Swamp

A New Jersey OB-GYN has settled a $5.25 million False Claims Act case and, as part of the settlement agreement, he has been excluded from Medicare and Medicaid for 20 years.

Exclusion of bad actors from federal programs is fairly common. HHS, DoD, and GSA each do about 4,000 exclusions a year.

 

FCA | exclusion, Jail, criminal

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Loretta Lynch, US Attorney General, gets it. 

Check out what she had to say about the FCPA, SEC, and FCA: 

FCA | Loretta Lynch, FCPA, FCA, SEC


Recoveries associated with the top 15 False Claims Act cases settled in FY 2016 total over $4.7 billion.  

Note that official Department of Justice statistics, which are likely to come out in December, do not include criminal fines, or state civil recoveries, associated with federal actions. 

FCA | 2016 recoveries, top 15, top FCA recoveries 2016

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