Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
ABB Vetco Gray Inc. and ABB Vetco Gray UK Ltd.
Current Parent Company: 
General Electric
Penalty: 
$10,500,000
Year: 
2004
Date: 
July 6, 2004
Primary Offense: 
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Violation Description: 

ABB Vetco Gray Inc. and ABB Vetco Gray UK Ltd., U.S. and UK subsidiaries of Swiss company ABB Ltd., pleaded guilty to a criminal information charging each of the two companies with two counts of bribery in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. ABB later sold the business, which eventually ended up as part of General Electric.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Criminal Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Massachusetts
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
diversified
Specific Industry of Parent: 
diversified
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Parent company note: 
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