Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Abbott Laboratories
Current Parent Company: 
Abbott Laboratories
Penalty: 
$5,475,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
December 27, 2013
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Abbott Laboratories agreed to $5.475 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to induce doctors to implant the company's carotid, biliary and peripheral vascular products.

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