$5 Billion Recovered Through False Claims Act In 2012

The Department of Justice announced that it recovered a record $5 billion from companies that defrauded the government through the False Claims Act in 2012, $3.3 billion of which came from cases filed by qui tam whistleblowers.   The government has recovered $13.3 billion under the False Claims Act since 2009, the largest four year total in history.  Of the $5 billion in recovery, approximately $3 billion came from healthcare fraud cases and $1.4 billion from housing and mortgage fraud cases.

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