Polis signs law to fight government contracting fraud

Governor Jared Polis signed the Colorado False Claims Act (CFCA) into law June 7.

The CFCA is modeled off the highly successful federal False Claims Act and empowers whistleblowers with knowledge of government contracting fraud to file lawsuits on behalf of the state.

The CFCA was cosponsored by Democrats Rep. Matt Gray. Rep. Mike Weissman, and Sen. Faith Winter. It boosts enforcement efforts against individuals and companies who fraudulently use taxpayer dollars.