As of October 01, 2009

FY 2009 False Claims Act Settlements

FY 2009 has been a record year in False Claims Act recoveries, with well over $5.6 billion in overall recoveries announced.  (See partial list, below).

Why do "offficial" DoJ numbers show only $2.4 billion in False Claims Act recoveries?
Simple:  DoJ does not count criminal recoveries (in the Pfizer matter alone, this was $1 billion), nor do they count money disbursed to the states in settlements (about 45% of all money collected in Medicaid cases), nor do they count money not actually collected this Fiscal Year.  
Bottom line:  Total "official" False Claims Act recoveries in 2009 were $2.4 billion, though more than $5.6 billion in False Claims Act case recoveries were announced by Uncle Sam and the States.

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The cases below represent a "running tally" of False Claims Act cases over $15 million compiled by the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund for Fiscal Year 2009. 


Major False Claims Act Cases Resolved in Fiscal Year 2009: