The 5 Fiercest False Claims Act settlements in healthcare

The False Claims Act has helped the U.S. government recoup billions of dollars worth of money stolen by fraud and outright lying. Under this federal law, anyone who knowingly submits, or causes another person or entity to submit, false claims for payment of government funds is liable for three times the government's damages, plus civil penalties ranging from $5,500 to $11,000 per false claim.

Based on data collected by the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund, a watchdog group, and the Corporate Crime Reporter weekly newsletter, we bring you the five largest False Claims Act settlements in healthcare. View Slideshow