What is state government fraud?

state government fraud

Many states, including Florida, have adopted False Claims Act laws to protect state government from fraud. The Florida False Claims Act was modeled after the federal False Claims Act, and it gives many of the same protections to State Government. Fraud against State Government generally follows the same pattern as fraud against the Federal Government, falling into the categories of Procurement Fraud and Healthcare Fraud.

To find fraud, apply the old adage “follow the money.” For the 2012-13 Fiscal Year, the State of Florida passed a budget of $69 Billion.

The State of Florida spends its money as follows:

Human Services42.7%
Natural Resources/ Environmental/Growth Mgmt./ Transportation16.1%
Criminal Justice/Corrections6%
General Government5.6%
Judicial Branch.6%

To view the State of Florida’s Fiscal Analysis for the 2012 Session, click here.

If you think you know about a fraud on State Government, click here.

To view the Florida False Claims Act, click here.

For a list of other states with False Claims Acts, click here.

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