The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that, for fiscal year 2007, it recovered $2 billion in settlements and judgments in cases involving allegations of fraud against the Government. Of the $2 billion recovered, lawsuits brought by whistleblowers under the False Claims Act’s quitam provisions accounted for $1.45 billion. Health care fraud, including cases initiated by whistleblowers and cases initiated by the Government, accounted for $1.54 billion. Major Government contract-related recoveries included a record General Services Administration (GSA) settlement with Oracle Corporation, in which Oracle agreed to pay $98.5 million to resolve defective pricing allegations under a GSA Multiple Award Schedule contract. The Government also won a $90 million judgment against several companies who conspired to rig bids on Egyptian construction contracts financed by the U.S. Agency for International Development. The DOJ’s press release is available here.