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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current Parent Company Name: Cisco Systems
Ownership Structure: publicly traded (ticker symbol CSCO)
Headquartered in: California
Major Industry: electrical and electronic equipment
Specific Industry: electronic equipment
Penalty total since 2000$82,705,000
Number of records: 6
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
government-contracting-related offenses$48,000,0001
financial offenses$20,000,0001
employment-related offenses$8,700,0002
consumer-protection-related offenses$6,000,0001
safety-related offenses$5,0001
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
False Claims Act and related$48,000,0001
accounting fraud or deficiencies$20,000,0001
wage and hour violation$6,700,0001
privacy violation$6,000,0001
employment discrimination$2,000,0001
Notes: Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Links: Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.

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CompanyPrimary Offense TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount sort icon
Cisco Systems and Westcon Group North AmericaFalse Claims Act and related2010DOJ_CIVIL$48,000,000
Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.accounting fraud or deficiencies2006SEC$20,000,000
Cisco Systemswage and hour violation2009private lawsuit-state$6,700,000
Cisco Systemsprivacy violation2019MULTI-AG$6,000,000
Cisco Systems, Inc.employment discrimination2020OFCCP$2,000,000
CISCO SYSTEMS INC.workplace safety or health violation2010OSHA$5,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.