RELEASE: The Anti-Fraud Coalition Statement on Department of Justice False Claims Act Recoveries in FY 23

Money recovered from declined cases once again exceeded recoveries from cases initiated by the Department of Justice.

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) reported its False Claims Act statistics for fiscal year (FY) 2023. In the press release, the DOJ announced it recovered $2.68 billion from False Claims Act settlements and judgments.

“As government expenditures have skyrocketed, so has fraud on government programs. We look forward to continue working with our government partners to fully unlock the potential of whistleblowers to protect taxpayer dollars and increase recoveries,” said Jacklyn DeMar, TAF Coalition President & CEO.

For the second year in a row, more taxpayer dollars were recovered from declined False Claims Act whistleblower cases than from government-initiated cases. Also, more than $2.3 billion of the $2.68 billion recovered came from whistleblower-initiated False Claims Act cases, nearly 86 percent. “These numbers demonstrate the integral part that whistleblowers play in recovering federal funds lost to fraud,” said DeMar.

“For those of you on the relator side of the v, thank you for your efforts,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brian M. Boynton at remarks delivered today at the Federal Bar Association’s Qui Tam Conference. “We could not have done this without you.”

Since the False Claims Act was amended in 1986, recoveries and settlements now total more than $75 billion.

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