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Giantkillers: The Team and the Law That Help Whistle-blowers Recover America's Stolen Billions

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In 1986, with contractors stealing an estimated 10 percent of the total federal budget by fraud, Congress passed a newly strengthened anticorruption law. Ordinary citizens could file lawsuits on behalf of the government to recover money stolen from the public treasury, and they would share in the result. In the years since, the False Claims Act has emerged as one of the na ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 18th 2005 by Grove Press (first published January 12th 2004)
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A self described slow starter who was raised in Massachusetts, Henry Scammell applied to Harvard College in 1951, and flunked out before completing his first term. He spent the next several years employed as a cook in the merchant marine; a ticket agent for Pan Am at Idlewild; a credit investigator for Household Finance; and traveling the world.

Returning to Harvard as a freshman in 1958, he gradua
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