Friday, April 23, 2010

Santa Clara County Named in $400 Million False Claims Damages Suit Over DFCS Fraud

This 2006 case was recently brought to my attention. As soon as I find the case I will publish the documents.

Santa Clara County Named in $400 Million False Claims Damages Suit Over DFCS Fraud

Suit Alleges CPS Charged State and Federal Programs For Non Existent Children

After a Federal False Claims Act suit was unsealed last week, the County of Santa Clara has been served with a summons to appear on charges of defrauding State and Federal Social Security funds for Foster Care.

The suit alleges that the Department of Family and Children's Services regularly bills the State and Federal Governments for managing case files of children that do not exist. The attorney for the case estimated the damages and fraud at about $400 million dollars in State and Federal funds...more
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