Steve Bannon, chief strategist and Senior Counselor for President-elect Donald Trump, speaking in 2014:
A New Jersey OB-GYN has settled a $5.25 million False Claims Act case and, as part of the settlement agreement, he has been excluded from Medicare and Medicaid for 20 years.
Exclusion of bad actors from federal programs is fairly common. HHS, DoD, and GSA each do about 4,000 exclusions a year.
U.S. Tax Court just gave a big win to whistleblowers in an IRS case dealing with “collected proceeds”. The opinion includes broad and sweeping definitions which includes criminal fines.
In fiscal year 2012, federal and state False Claims Act cases returned over $9 billion back to the government. This sum consists of criminal fines as well as several large state False Claims Act settlements, including over $300 million recovered by the State of California in a single Medicaid HMO case.