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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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Fourth Circuit Applies the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act to False Claims Act Relators and Limits the FCA’s First-to-File Bar

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

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