S.248 - Major Fraud Act Amendments of 1989101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Metzenbaum, Howard M. [D-OH] (Introduced 01/25/1989)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary | House - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||S.Rept 101-7; H.Rept 101-273|
|Latest Action:||10/23/1989 Became Public Law No: 101-123. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There have been 2 roll call votes|
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Summary: S.248 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate amended (04/05/1989)
Major Fraud Act Amendments of 1989 - Amends the Federal criminal code to authorize: (1) the Attorney General, under special circumstances, to make payments from Department of Justice funds to individuals furnishing information relating to a possible prosecution for a major fraud against the United States; and (2) the court, upon application by the Attorney General, to order that the Department shall be reimbursed for a payment from a criminal fine imposed for such fraud.
Makes ineligible for such a payment any individual who: (1) is a Government officer or employee acting in the performance of official duties; (2) failed to furnish the information to such individual's employer prior to furnishing it to law enforcement authorities (with exceptions); (3) is not the original source of the information which has been disclosed to the public; or (4) participated in the violation with respect to which payment would be made.
Specifies that the failure of the Attorney General to authorize a payment shall not be subject to judicial review.