The Department of Justice announced in a press release on December 21, 2018, that False Claims Act cases recovered more than $2.8 billion for the federal government for the 2018 fiscal year. This total recoveries amount includes settlement and judgment amounts for all cases.
While these numbers are slightly down from the 2017 figures, this year's report continues to highlight the importance of whistleblowers. Qui tam matters in 2018 recovered over $2.1 billion for the federal government, more than 70% of the total recovery.Qui tam lawsuits have brought in over $2 billion annually for the government for eight straight years, and over $1 billion for 17 of the past 18 years.
If you have information about fraud against the government, contact Goldberg Kohn for a free consultation.