|April 3, 2013
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Attorney General Pam Bondi released the following statement on the passage of the False Claims Act, House Bill 935, in the House Judiciary Committee. This bill strengthens the Office of the Attorney General’s ability to protect taxpayers by enhancing its investigative and prosecutorial authority, including giving the office the power to issue subpoenas in non-Medicaid cases. House Bill 935 is sponsored by Representative Dana Young, and the Senate companion, Senate Bill 1494, is sponsored by Senator John Thrasher.
“I am pleased that Representative Young and the House Judiciary Committee support this legislation, which is essential in stopping government fraud and protecting Florida’s taxpayers,” stated Attorney General Pam Bondi.