Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Fiat S.p.A.
Current Parent Company: 
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Penalty: 
$7,000,000
Year: 
2008
Date: 
December 22, 2008
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Violation Description: 

Fiat S.p.A. agreed to a $7 million penalty for illegal kickbacks paid to officials of the former Iraqi government by three of its subsidiaries. Fiat agreed to pay the fine as part of a deferred prosecution agreement. The matter was part of the Justice Department's ongoing investigation into the United Nations Oil for Food program.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Criminal Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Prosecution Agreement: 
deferred prosecution agreement
HQ Country of Parent: 
United Kingdom
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
motor vehicles
Specific Industry of Parent: 
motor vehicles
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Parent company note: 
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