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identity of the person who made the fraudulent statement, the time, place and content of the misrepresentation, the resulting injury, and the method by which the misrepresentation was communicated”) (internal citation omitted). C. False Claims Act The FCA provides a civil penalty and treble damages against any individual who: (1) knowingly presents or causes to be presented a false or fraudulent claim for payment or approval by the United States, 31 U.S.C. § 3729(a)(1); (2) knowingly makes, uses, or causes to be made or used, a false record or statement material to getting a false or fraudulent claim paid or approved by the Government, id. § 3729(a)(2); or (3) conspires to defraud the United States by getting a false or fraudulent claim allowed or paid, id. § 3729 (a)(3). To enforce these and other provisions of the FCA, a private person, known as a “relator,” may bring a civil or qui tam action in the government’s name. 31 U.S.C. § 3730(b)(1).

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