|April 17, 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 Florida House of Representatives. 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 applaud Representative Young and the entire House of Representatives for their support and dedication to this legislation which gives my office the tools needed to protect taxpayers’ money and crack down on fraud against the government,” stated Attorney General Pam Bondi.