Violation Tracker Individual Record

ArthroCare Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Smith & Nephew
January 7, 2014
Offense Group: 
financial offenses
Primary Offense: 
accounting fraud or deficiencies
Violation Description: 

ArthroCare Corporation, publicly traded medical device manufacturer based in Austin, Texas, agreed to pay a $30 million monetary penalty to resolve charges that senior executives at the company engaged in a securities fraud scheme that resulted in more than $400 million in shareholder losses.

Level of Government: 
Action Type: 
agency action
Justice Department Criminal Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
Prosecution Agreement: 
deferred prosecution agreement
HQ Country of Parent: 
United Kingdom
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
medical equipment and supplies
Specific Industry of Parent: 
medical equipment
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Parent company note: 
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