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Trends In False Claims Act Enforcement – Part 2

Posted in False Claims
In a series of posts (Part 1), I’m examining the Department of Justice’s annual Summary of False Claims Act cases and recoveries to see what these statistics might reveal about FCA enforcement trends.  In the first post, we looked at the rising number of new FCA matters that were filed last year.  But who gets … Continue Reading

DOJ IG Notes Issues With Implementation of Statutory Debarment Authorities

Posted in Suspension & Debarment
In a June 2012 audit report, the Department of Justice Inspector General notes widespread problems with DOJ’s administration of two types of statutory debarments. The lengthy report, along with the responses from various DOJ divisions, highlight the continued attention being paid to suspension and debarment by federal agencies and the significant efforts being made to … Continue Reading

DOJ Renews Effort on Parallel Civil, Criminal, Regulatory and Administrative Proceedings

Posted in False Claims
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder recently issued a DOJ-wide memorandum urging federal government attorneys to coordinate when conducting parallel civil, criminal, regulatory and administrative proceedings. Holder wrote that parallel criminal and civil investigations would deter future offenses and maintain program integrity, while also acting to “secure the full range of the government’s remedies (including incarceration, … Continue Reading