ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is calling for support of legislation that discourages false claims against the government by private contractors.

Frosh, a Democrat from Montgomery County, is scheduled to speak at a Wednesday news conference about the Maryland False Claims Act of 2015, ahead of hearings on the legislation later in the afternoon.

The current Maryland False Claims Act focuses on healthcare. The proposed legislation would add fraud committed against the government by private contractors.

The Attorney General is set to be joined by bill sponsors and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.

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