Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Bio-Rad Laboratories
Penalty: 
$14,350,000
Year: 
2014
Date: 
November 3, 2014
Primary Offense: 
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Violation Description: 

A California-based medical diagnostics and life sciences manufacturing and sales company, Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc., agreed to pay a $14.35 million penalty to resolve allegations that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by falsifying its books and records and failing to implement adequate internal controls in connection with sales it made in Russia.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Criminal Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Prosecution Agreement: 
non-prosecution agreement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
California
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
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Parent company note: 
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