Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Biotronik Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Biotronik
Penalty: 
$4,900,000
Year: 
2014
Date: 
November 6, 2014
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Biotronik Inc. of Lake Oswego, Oregon, agreed to pay $4.9 million to resolve allegations made under the False Claims Act that the company made various improper payments to induce physicians to use devices that it manufactured and sold.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Germany
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
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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