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U.S. Department of Justice: $3 billion in recoveries from False Claims Act cases in FY 2019

In January, Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division announced that the department has “obtained more than $3 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2019.”

According to the government news release,[1] “Recoveries since 1986, when Congress substantially strengthened the civil False Claims Act, now total more than $62 billion.”

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