Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Guidant LLC
Current Parent Company: 
Boston Scientific
Penalty: 
$9,250,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
September 26, 2011
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Guidant LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Boston Scientific Corp., agreed to pay the United States $9.25 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that the company inflated the cost of replacement pacemakers and defibrillators to federal health care programs by knowingly failing to grant warranty credits and rebates to hospitals for pacemakers and defibrillators that were explanted while covered under a product warranty or another credit program.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Massachusetts
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
medical equipment and supplies
Specific Industry of Parent: 
medical devices
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Parent company note: 
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