AmeriGroup and CoxHealth Settle FCA Cases — Big Fraud Recovery for US Taxpayers

Two False Claims Act Settlements were reported yesterday, totaling approximately $280 million in fraudulently obtained government contract money that is now being returned to the US taxpayers.

The False Claims Act is the most effective whistleblower law on the books, as these settlements show, but it has been eroded in recent years by negative court decisions, such as  Allison Engine Co., Inc. v. United States, ex rel. Sanders. To counter these decisions, Senator Charles Grassley and other Congressional leaders have introduced a bill to amend the FCA. Most recently, the bill was approved by both the Senate and House Judiciary Committees.


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