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Company: Compaq Computer Corporation
Current Parent CompanyHP Inc.
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Penalty: $4,500,000
Year: 2000
Date: July 26, 2000
Offense Group: government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: Houston-based Compaq Computer Corporation agreed to pay the United States $4.5 million to settle claims that Digital Equipment Corporation, which Compaq had purchased in 1998, inflated its labor costs on a Defense Department contract to install computer network equipment.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: California
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: electrical and electronic equipment
Specific Industry of Current Parent: computers
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