Recouping $35 Billion Lost to Fraud

Senator Chuck Grassley
2012-12-04 14:29:20
If you are having trouble viewing this E-newsletter, please visit [grassley.enews.senate.gov/mail/util.cfm for the Web Version. News and Alerts from Senator Grassley More than $35 billion in tax dollars that would otherwise be lost to fraud now has been recovered since a 1986 update authored by Senator Chuck Grassley to the federal False Claims Act, according to an announcement made today by the U.S. Department of Justice. The Grassley whistleblower provisions enacted in 1986 are driving this recovery of tax dollars. The provisions � called qui tam � safeguard the ability of employees of government contractors to expose fraud against the taxpayers and accounted for $3.3 billion of the nearly $5 billion recovered during the last year. Grassley was able to secure major updates to the law again in 2009. He works continually to fend off challenges to the whistleblower provisions and strengthen the ability of whistleblowers in both the private and public sectors to fight fraudulent spending of taxpayer dollars. Click here [link 1] to read more.

More than $35 billion in tax dollars that would otherwise be lost to fraud now has been recovered since a 1986 update authored by Senator Chuck Grassley to the federal False Claims Act, according to an announcement made today by the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Grassley whistleblower provisions enacted in 1986 are driving this recovery of tax dollars. The provisions – called qui tam – safeguard the ability of employees of government contractors to expose fraud against the taxpayers and accounted for $3.3 billion of the nearly $5 billion recovered during the last year.

Grassley was able to secure major updates to the law again in 2009. He works continually to fend off challenges to the whistleblower provisions and strengthen the ability of whistleblowers in both the private and public sectors to fight fraudulent spending of taxpayer dollars.

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