41 U.S.C.
United States Code, 2019 Edition
Subtitle IV - Miscellaneous
Sec. 8706 - Civil actions
From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov

§8706. Civil actions

(a) Amount.—The Federal Government in a civil action may recover from a person—

(1) that knowingly engages in conduct prohibited by section 8702 of this title a civil penalty equal to—

(A) twice the amount of each kickback involved in the violation; and

(B) not more than $10,000 for each occurrence of prohibited conduct; and

(2) whose employee, subcontractor, or subcontractor employee violates section 8702 of this title by providing, accepting, or charging a kickback a civil penalty equal to the amount of that kickback.

(b) Statute of Limitations.—A civil action under this section must be brought within 6 years after the later of the date on which—

(1) the prohibited conduct establishing the cause of action occurred; or

(2) the Federal Government first knew or should reasonably have known that the prohibited conduct had occurred.

(Pub. L. 111–350, §3, Jan. 4, 2011, 124 Stat. 3840.)

Historical and Revision Notes


Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
8706 41:55. Mar. 8, 1946, ch. 80, §5, 60 Stat. 37; Pub. L. 86–695, Sept. 2, 1960, 74 Stat. 740; Pub. L. 99–634, §2(a), Nov. 7, 1986, 100 Stat. 3524.