HHS and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have released the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program Report for Fiscal Year 2010. According to the report, the federal government won or negotiated approximately $2.5 billion in health care fraud judgments and settlements during the period. Federal prosecutors had 1,787 health care fraud criminal investigations pending, involving 2,977 potential defendants. DOJ filed criminal charges in 488 cases involving 931 defendants and 726 defendants were convicted for health care fraud-related crimes during the period. In addition, DOJ opened 942 new civil health care fraud investigations in FY 2010 and had 1,290 matters pending at the end of the fiscal year. The HHS Office of Inspector General also excluded 3,340 individuals and entities, almost half of which resulted from licensure revocations.