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Study by the Center for Public Integrity Finds State Governments at Risk for Corruption...Surprise Surprise
Study by the Center for Public Integrity Finds State Governments at Risk for Corruption An excellent study just released by the Center for Public Integrity finds state governments to be at risk for corruption -- you can check out a WaPo article on the topic here. It is high time someone put a...
Four years ago this month I started blogging here at Virginia Qui Tam Law.com -- I'll resist the urge to say something hackneyed and sentimental about the last four years, or maybe I will reserve that right for the end of the post. When I started this blog, I set out some simple...
Update from the Ohio Legislative Session -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Frederick Morgan Submit Testimony in Favor of the Ohio False Claims Act
Update from the Ohio Legislative Session -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Frederick Morgan Submit Testimony in Favor of the Ohio False Claims Act.Ohio's battle to pass a state false claims act continues, with the most recent developments being the addition of a Republican sponsor in the...
Virginia Qui Tam Law.com Author Zachary Kitts Launches K&G Law Group, PLLC. I am pleased to announce that as of February 1, 2012 I formed a new firm known as K&G Law Group, PLLC.I am joined in the new firm by Justin Gilbert, who also worked with me at Cook Kitts &...
Things seem remarkably silent on the state legislative front this year -- until yesterday, that is, when fellow qui tam/FCA lawyer in Jeff Sprung was kind of enough to send me an update from Seattle (or rather from Spokane). Jeff has been fighting the good fight out in Washington...
The Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund Publishes a New Model State False Claims Act for 2012. As state legislatures across the country begin their 2012 sessions they will without exception will be looking to stretch their tight budgets. This usually spurs a great amount of...
Interesting to note that qui tam litigation and the federal False Claims Act became an issue in the Republican presidential primary recently. Newt Gingrich's mention of FCA enforcement is actually just one of several recent mentions by office-seekers and office-holders in both political...
Pat Burns from Taxpayers Against Fraud predicts $9 billion in 2012. Although a record $3 billion was recovered in 2011 using the false claims act, it appears that many people in-the-know are predicting an even bigger 2012...three times bigger to be exact. Taxpayers Against Fraud...
Earlier this week, the United States Department of Justice announced that slightly more than $3 billion was recovered in 2011 using the federal False Claims Act -- this amount represents a new record for False Claims Act recoveries in a single year. The complete text of the DoJ...
There is no new thing under the Sun … especially fraud, waste and abuse in government spending (and the need for the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act and federal False Claims Act)
Anyone who has ever googled the words "qui tam" or "federal False Claims Act" has certainly found the basic history of these concepts. In a nutshell, the history can be stated as follows: fraud on government coffers was rampant during the American Civil War (although Virginians do not...