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Fed. R. Civ. P. 9(b). This specificity requirement “normally . . . means that the pleader must state the time, place and content of the false misrepresentations, the fact misrepresented and what was obtained or given up as a consequence of the fraud.” United States ex rel. Joel D. Joseph v. Cannon, 642 F.2d 1373, 1385 (D.C. Cir. 1981) (internal quotation marks omitted). Likewise, in the context of the FCA, “the circumstances that must be pleaded with specificity are matters such as the time, place, and contents of the false representations, such representation being the element of fraud about which the rule is chiefly concerned.” Totten, 286 F.3d at 552 (internal citation omitted) (emphasis in original); Shekoyan v. Sibley Int’l. Corp., 217 F. Supp. 2d 59, 73 (D.D.C. 2002) (noting that in the FCA context, “a claimant must typically allege the

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