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Despite this, a court need not “accept inferences drawn by plaintiffs if such inferences are unsupported by the facts set out in the complaint. Id. Further, “[t]hreadbare recitals of the elements of a cause of action, supported by mere conclusory statements” are not sufficient to state a claim. Iqbal, 556 U.S. at 678 (internal citation omitted). B. Rule 9(b) 15 This Circuit has held that complaints brought under the False Claims Act are subject to the heightened pleading requirements of Fed. R. Civ. P. 9(b). See United States ex rel. Totten v. Bombardier Corp. and Envirovac, Inc., 286 F.3d 542, 551-52 (D.C. Cir. 2002) (“Every circuit to consider the issue has held that, because the False Claims Act is self-evidently an anti-fraud statute, complaints brought under it must comply with Rule 9(b).”). Rule 9(b) requires that “in all averments of fraud or mistake, the circumstances constituting fraud or mistake shall be stated with particularity.”

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