chevron-down Created with Sketch Beta.
February 11, 2022

DOJ Announces Second Largest Annual Total in False Claims Act History

On February 1, DOJ announced that, during fiscal year 2021, the agency had racked up more than $5.6 billion in civil settlements and judgments from fraud and false claims cases.  This amount is the second largest annual total in the history of the False Claims Act.  Since 1986, when Congress substantially enhanced the civil False Claims Act, settlements and judgments total in excess of $70 billion.