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Consumer protection

False Claims Act

OAG can bring court actions against those who violate the False Claims Act by making false claims to the District Government for the purpose of improperly obtaining or retaining government funds. Examples of False Claims Act violators include contractors and grantees who seek to have the District pay for work that was not fully or properly performed. OAG may recover treble damages, civil penalties, and attorney’s fees for violations of the District’s False Claims Act, DC Code §§ 2-381.01 to 2-381.09.


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