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Amendment to D.C. False Claims Act Will Allow Tax Actions, Enhancing Tax Enforcement in the District

In mid-March, amendments to the D.C. False Claims Act (the “Act”) providing for tax fraud enforcement under the Act will become effective unless Congress vetoes the reforms before that time. Among other changes, the amended D.C. Act will allow private citizen whistleblowers to bring lawsuits, on behalf of the District, against taxpayers who have defrauded the government by underpaying taxes. It also requires the D.C. attorney general to investigate tax fraud violations and enables the attorney general, upon a finding of a violation, to bring civil actions against violators.

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First Circuit Oral Argument Considers the Proper Standard Governing the False Claims Act’s “First-to-File” Rule

Practices: False Claims Act, Government Enforcement / White Collar Criminal Defense

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