The U.S. Justice Department recovered more than $5 billion under the False Claims Act since the beginning of 2009, the largest amount in any two-year period in history, a DOJ official said today.

In that time, health care fraud recovery accounted for $4.6 billion, Assistant Attorney General Tony West of the Civil Division told reporters. West said the overall recovery amount included cases of procurement fraud, grants for small businesses and federal and Indian mineral leases. In fiscal year 2010, DOJ recovered $3 billion.

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