U.S. Department of Justice report on false claims act settlements and judgments

Tom Reynolds


On February 7, 2023, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) released its report on False Claims Act settlements and judgments for the government’s FY 2022. DOJ recovered approximately $2.2 billion in fines and penalties, resulting from 351 settlements and judgments (the second-highest number of settlements in history). Interestingly, the $2.2 billion recovery was significantly less than the $5.6 billion recovered in FY 2021. Breaking down the $2.2 billion in FY 2022 recovery, more than $1.9 billion arose from lawsuits filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act, and approximately $1.7 billion was related to healthcare recovery. In addition to health care, other False Claims Act recoveries involved COVID- related fraud, cybersecurity representation fraud, and manipulation of small business set-aside contracts.

The February 7th DOJ report can be found here.

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