False Claims Act


Federal False Claims Act

The False Claims Act imposes civil liability on any person or entity who submits a false or fraudulent claim for payment to the United States government. The False Claims Act also prohibits:

  • making a false record or statement to get a false or fraudulent claim paid by the government;
  • conspiring to have a false or fraudulent claim paid by the government;
  • withholding property of the government with the intent to defraud the government or to willfully conceal it from the government;
  • Making or delivering a receipt for the governments property which is false or fraudulent;
  • buying property belonging to the government from someone who is not authorized to sell the property; or,
  • making a false statement to avoid or deceive an obligation to pay money or property to the government.