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May 10, 2016

By Daniel Van Schooten

Challenge to False Claims Act Falls Flat at House Hearing



Cash Stack A House Judiciary subcommittee held a hearing examining possible changes to the incentive structure of the False Claims Act. Most of the potential changes consisted of either decreasing the liability of perpetrators or making it harder for whistleblowers t

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

December 15, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Federal Fraud Recoveries Drop More than 38 Percent



Photograph of a Billion Dollars In fiscal year 2015, the Department of Justice recovered more than $3.5 billion in cases involving fraud against the government—a dramatic decrease from the previous fiscal year’s total.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 26, 2015

By Neil Gordon

SAIC Fraud Case Leaves Whistleblower Unsettled



SAIC Ad Two years after the company formerly known as SAIC paid millions to settle a contract fraud case, the Air Force officer who blew the whistle remains disappointed with the outcome.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 14, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Court Revives False Claims Suit Against Triple Canopy



Contract Oversight A federal appeals court revived a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging private security contractor Triple Canopy concealed the fact that its guards in Iraq lacked basic firearms proficiency.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

December 3, 2014

By Neil Gordon

DOJ Announces Record-Setting Year for Fraud Recovery



Cash Stack Fiscal year 2014 was a record-setting year for fraud recoveries under the False Claims Act: the Department of Justice clawed back nearly $5.7 billion in taxpayer money.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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