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The civil false claims act, using Lincolns law to protect the European Community budget

Summary
This paper argues that the US Civil False Claims Act of 1986 (hereafter CFCA) could provide the European Community with a means to effectively protect the largely decentralised revenue collection and expenditure of the Community bud get. It also offers a solution to the difficulty of creating an effective means of investigation and penalisation of cross-border fraud without having to create a Community criminal law or a European Public Prosecutor. The CFCA was originally enacted at the height of the American Civil War. The US government was faced with a series of intolerable scandals concerning defence contractors. The newspapers of the Northern states were full of stories of the Union army being provided with diseased mules, cardboard boots and exploding musketsTo protect the US bud get Lincoln asked Congress to enact a Civil False Claims Act
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (19 p.)
Form Of Item
online

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