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DOJ Announces Record FCA Recoveries in 2011
On December 19, the Department of Justice announced that during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011, it obtained over $3 billion in settlements and judgments under the False Claims Act. A few items of note:
- Over 90% of the amount recovered resulted from whistleblower suits. According to DOJ, a record 638 qui tam suits were filed in FY2011.
- 80% of the total recoveries involved alleged healthcare fraud, with the bulk ($2.2 billion) directed toward the pharmaceutical industry.
- DOJ obtained $358 million from “non-war related procurement and consumer-related financial fraud” cases, a category that includes grant, housing and mortgage fraud that emerged in the wake of the financial crisis.
- In addition to FCA recoveries, DOJ secured $1.3 billion in criminal fines, forfeitures, restitution, and disgorgement under the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA).