False Claims Act Cases Continue to Be a Priority of DOJ

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it obtained a record $5.69 billion in settlements and judgments from False Claims Act (FCA) civil cases in fiscal year 2014. According to the government’s press release, the recoveries relate to the DOJ’s investigations into fraud in the housing and mortgage context and in the healthcare industry. The recoveries also reflect increased reports from whistleblowers about FCA violations. The DOJ stated it "will continue to enforce the law aggressively to ensure the integrity of government programs."