The DOJ has confirmed that the amount of False Claims Act civil penalties is set to nearly double following recent updates to FCA regulations. 

This increase was made pursuant to Congress’ 2015 amendment to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act, which requires agencies to increase civil penalties for a number of statutes, including the FCA.

Companies should be aware of the increased penalties and focus on protecting themselves by creating and maintaining comprehensive compliance programs.

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