150th Anniversary of the False Claims Act

Colette Matzzie talked about the 150th anniversary of the False Claims Act, which allows citizens to bring suit against companies suspected… read more

Colette Matzzie talked about the 150th anniversary of the False Claims Act, which allows citizens to bring suit against companies suspected of defrauding the federal government. According to the Government Accountability Office, the act has been effective in recovering money paid to fraudulent companies, with an estimated $40 billion brought back to the Treasury Department since 1986. Ms. Matzzie also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

This program was part of C-SPAN’s “Your Money” series. Each Monday morning the last hour of “Washington Journal” is devoted to a federal program, focusing on its mission, participants, and cost. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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150th Anniversary of the False Claims Act

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316529-5
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Call-In
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 2, 2013

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  • Dec 02, 2013 | 9:15am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Dec 02, 2013 | 9:19am EST | C-SPAN 1
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