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Civil trial win is no bar to criminal prosecution (access required)

In an issue of first impression, the court held that a defendant who persuaded a jury in a civil False Claims Act case that he did not defraud the government could not use that success as a shield against criminal prosecution for the same conduct because the government did not intervene in the civil action. Background Armet ...