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: 
$425,798,536
Number of records: 
17
Top 10 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
benefit plan administrator violation$314,293,0012
wage and hour violation$72,604,7644
False Claims Act and related$17,772,0383
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act$10,300,0002
accounting fraud or deficiencies$7,000,0001
employment discrimination$3,762,4192
environmental violation$44,3142
labor relations violation$22,0001
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 agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Associated Names: 

IBM; IBM CORPORATION 090090862200015; IBM Personal Pension Plan; STERLING COMMERCE

Links: 

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:

Click on the company or penalty amount for more information on each case.
Download results as CSV or XML
Company Primary Offense Type Yearsort icon Agency Penalty Amount
International Business Machines Corporation Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2000 SEC $300,000
International Business Machines (IBM) labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $22,000
IBM CORP environmental violation 2001 EPA $7,500
Sterling Commerce, Inc. benefit plan administrator violation 2003 EBSA $10,001
International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. wage and hour violation 2005 WHD $93,287
International Business Machines Corp. wage and hour violation 2005 WHD $11,477
IBM Personal Pension Plan benefit plan administrator violation 2005 private lawsuit-federal $314,283,000
IBM False Claims Act and related 2007 DOJ_CIVIL $2,972,038
International Business Machines accounting fraud or deficiencies 2007 SEC $7,000,000
International Business Machines Corp. wage and hour violation 2007 private lawsuit-federal $65,000,000
International Business Machines Corp. wage and hour violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $7,500,000
International Business Machines Corp. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2011 SEC $10,000,000
IBM CORPORATION 090090862200015 environmental violation 2012 EPA $36,814
International Business Machines Corporation employment discrimination 2013 DOJ_RIGHTS $44,400
IBM employment discrimination 2014 private lawsuit-federal $3,718,019
International Business Machines Corporation False Claims Act and related 2019 USAO $14,800,000
International Business Machines Corporation False Claims Act and related 2019 MD-AG (*) $2,800,000
Download results as CSV or XML