Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Genzyme Corp.
Current Parent Company: 
Sanofi
Penalty: 
$22,280,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
December 20, 2013
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Genzyme Corp. agreed to pay $22.28 million to a group of states and the federal government to resolve allegations that it caused false claims to be submitted to government health care programs for use of a slurry version of its Seprafilm adhesion barrier. The settlement was also announced by the Justice Department; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-genzyme-corp

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
France
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.