41 U.S. Code § 8706 - Civil actions

(a) Amount.— The Federal Government in a civil action may recover from a person—
(1) that knowingly engages in conduct prohibited by section 8702 of this title a civil penalty equal to—
(A) twice the amount of each kickback involved in the violation; and
(B) not more than $10,000 for each occurrence of prohibited conduct; and
(2) whose employee, subcontractor, or subcontractor employee violates section 8702 of this title by providing, accepting, or charging a kickback a civil penalty equal to the amount of that kickback.
(b) Statute of Limitations.— A civil action under this section must be brought within 6 years after the later of the date on which—
(1) the prohibited conduct establishing the cause of action occurred; or
(2) the Federal Government first knew or should reasonably have known that the prohibited conduct had occurred.

Source

(Pub. L. 111–350, § 3,Jan. 4, 2011, 124 Stat. 3840.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
8706
41:55.
Mar. 8, 1946, ch. 80, § 5, 60 Stat. 37; Pub. L. 86–695, Sept. 2, 1960, 74 Stat. 740; Pub. L. 99–634, § 2(a), Nov. 7, 1986, 100 Stat. 3524.

 

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