Qui tam statistics, 1986-2019

U.S. DOJ statistics on qui tam lawsuits and other False Claims Act cases

(including whistleblower rewards)

Qui tam lawsuits brought under the False Claims Act for fraud against the federal government have recovered more than $44.7 billion – excluding billions in criminal fines – as a result of whistleblower cases since Congress updated the False Claims Act in 1986. Whistleblowers have filed 13,281 new qui tam cases since 1986.

Recoveries resulting from all qui tam and non-qui tam cases brought under the False Claims Act from 1986 to 2019 total over $62 billion. Whistleblower rewards for qui tam cases exceed $7.39 billion.

U.S. Department of Justice False Claims Act statistics

For detailed statistics on False Claims Act cases, including qui tam lawsuits and whistleblower rewards, please see qui tam and other False Claims Act statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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