On December 6, 2021, the White House issued the first ever consolidated United States Strategy on Countering Corruption. The Strategy follows President Biden’s June 3, 2021 memo that established the tackling of corruption as a central US national security interest.
On June 3, 2021, President Biden issued a Memorandum on Establishing the Fight Against Corruption as a Core United States National Security Interest. The Memo instructs over 15 US Federal Government departments and agencies to conduct an interagency review to examine corruption as a national security threat and jointly develop a strategy that will significantly enhance the United States’ ability to combat corruption.
Last week, the US Supreme Court rejected two petitions, Care Alternatives v. United States, 2021 U.S. LEXIS 915 (Feb. 22, 2021) and RollinsNelson LTC Corp. v. United States ex. rel. Winters, 2021 U.S. LEXIS 1045 (Feb. 22, 2021) that could have helped resolve a circuit split involving the US. False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729 – 3733 (“FCA” or “Act”). The petitions sought to determine whether the FCA requires evidence of “objective falsity” in order to establish a violation of the Act.