Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Abbott Laboratories
Current Parent Company: 
Abbott Laboratories
Penalty: 
$32,500,000
Year: 
2003
Date: 
October 27, 2003
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Abbott Laboratories agreed to pay $32.5 million to resolve multistate litigation alleging that one of its subsidiaries offered kickbacks to undercover agents to purchase its products and then advised them how to fraudulently bill government programs for those items. This was part of a larger $600 million civil and criminal settlement involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-abbott-lab...

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
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: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.