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Success at the State Level
In addition to the federal act, 29 states and the District of Columbia have enacted false claims legislation to incentivize integrity and help bring fraudsters to justice. Not only is passage of such law good policy, it is also good politics as this panoply of press releases from state attorneys general makes clear.
The False Claims Act (FCA) is the government’s most important tool to uncover and punish fraud against the United States. The FCA has been used to address alleged false claims in many economic sectors, including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, finance, and defense. The statute is intended not only to recover funds for the federal fisc, but also to deter fraud and encourage ethical corporate behavior. –The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, “Fixing the False Claims Act The Case For Compliance-Focused Reforms,” October 2013.