• Feature Comment: 2016 FCA Update
  • January 27, 2017 | Authors: Joseph D. Barton; Scott F. Roybal
  • Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP - Los Angeles Office
  • The civil False Claims Act, 31 USCA § 3729 et seq., was originally enacted in 1863 in response to allegations of fraud in Civil War procurements. The FCA has since become the Government’s weapon of choice to combat fraud. As Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Benjamin Mizer recently stated, “The False Claims Act has again proven to be the government’s most effective civil tool to ferret out fraud and return billions to taxpayer-funded programs.” Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs, Justice Department Recovers Over $3.5 Billion From False Claims Act Cases in Fiscal Year 2015, Dec. 3, 2015.