Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
IBM Corp.
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol IBM)
Headquartered in: 
New York
Major Industry: 
information technology
Specific Industry: 
information technology
Penalty total since 2000: 
Number of records: 
Top 10 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act$10,300,0002
accounting fraud or deficiencies$7,000,0001
False Claims Act$2,972,0381
wage and hour violation$104,7642
employment discrimination$44,4001
labor relations violation$22,0001
benefit plan administrator violation$10,0011
environmental violation$7,5001

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 dollar total above may be adjusted to account for the fact that the list of 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. Duplicate penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

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For more details on misconduct by this company, see its entry in the Project On Government Oversight's Federal Contractor Misconduct Database.

For a summary of this company's federal contracts, see its page on Fedspending.

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

Individual Penalty Records:

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International Business Machines Corp. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2011 SEC $10,000,000
International Business Machines accounting fraud or deficiencies 2007 SEC $7,000,000
IBM False Claims Act 2007 DOJ_CIVIL $2,972,038
International Business Machines Corporation Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2000 SEC $300,000
International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. wage and hour violation 2005 WHD $93,287
International Business Machines Corporation employment discrimination 2013 DOJ_RIGHTS $44,400
International Business Machines (IBM) labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $22,000
International Business Machines Corp. wage and hour violation 2005 WHD $11,477
Sterling Commerce, Inc. benefit plan administrator violation 2003 EBSA $10,001
IBM CORP environmental violation 2001 EPA $7,500
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