Justice Department’s False Claims Act Settlements and Judgments Exceed $5.6 Billion in Fiscal Year 2021

Washington, DC - The Justice Department obtained more than $5.6 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2021, Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian M. Boynton of the Justice Department’s Civil Division announced today. This is the second largest annual total in False Claims Act history, and the largest since 2014. Settlement and judgments since 1986, when Congress substantially strengthened the civil False Claims Act, now total more than $70 billion.

Arizona Celebrates School Choice Week

Phoenix, Arizona - Governor Doug Ducey declared this week, January 23-29, 2021, Arizona School Choice Week to highlight the importance of equipping parents and families with decisions around their children’s education that best fits their needs.

Man Arrested for Making Election-Related Threats to Government Officials

Austin, Texas - A Texas man was arrested today in Travis County, Texas, for allegedly sending threatening election-related communications to government officials on Jan. 5, 2021.

Arizona Governor Ducey Takes Action To Curb Federal Overreach

Phoenix, Arizona - Governor Doug Ducey is suing the federal government over the Biden administration's attempt to take away funding for critical education programs aimed at keeping Arizona kids in the classroom.

Jail Officer Pleads Guilty to Using Excessive Force

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Johnnie Drewery, 27, a former Sergeant with the Grady County Jail, in Chickasha, Oklahoma, pleaded guilty Wednesday to using unreasonable force against an inmate, thereby violating the inmate’s constitutional civil rights.