Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
ESM Group Inc.
Penalty: 
$2,000,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
March 28, 2016
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

The Department of Justice announced that Kilgore Flares Company and one of its subcontractors, ESM Group Inc., agreed to pay a total of $8 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by selling or conspiring to sell defective infrared countermeasure flares to the U.S. Army and, in the case of ESM, knowingly evading customs duties owed to the United States.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
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