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Feds crack down on improper payments

July 20, 2022

The new report is part of a broader federal government campaign in recent years to root out improper payments. As a result of the new effort, billions of dollars in government payments affected by fraud have been tabulated in recent years, the report said. Looking back, the report noted that estimated improper payments from fiscal year 2003 through 2021 amounted to $2.2 trillion, or about $7,000 for every U.S. citizen over that period.

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