November 1, 2007 $2 Billion Recovered in 2007
The United States Justice Department has announced that in 2007, over $2 Billion Dollars was recovered under the federal False Claims Act.
This amount brings the monies recovered to a total of more than $20 Billion Dollars since congress strengthened the False Claims Act in 1986.
Of the $2 Billion Dollars recovered in 2007, $1.45 Billion was recovered in qui tam lawsuits filed by relators under the False Claims Act.
In 2007, persons who filed qui tam actions received over $177 Million Dollars in rewards under the federal False Claims Act.
See U.S. Dept of Justice Press Release 11/01/07