No. 267.

390 U.S. 228 (1968)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 5, 1968.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John S. Martin, Jr., argued the cause for the United States. With him on the briefs were Solicitor General Griswold, Assistant Attorney General Weisl, John C. Eldridge and Robert V. Zener.

Patrick F. Hooks argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief was Michael J. Hughes.

MR. JUSTICE FORTAS delivered the opinion of the Court.

This is an action by the United States to recover statutory forfeitures under the False Claims Act.1 The question is whether the Act applies to the supplying of false information in support of an application to a federal agency, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), for a loan. The District Court dismissed the action on the ground that an...

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