Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Hewlett-Packard Co.
Current Parent Company: 
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Penalty: 
$55,000,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
August 30, 2010
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Hewlett-Packard Co. agreed to pay the United States $55 million to settle claims that the company defrauded the General Services Administration and other federal agencies. The settlement resolved allegationsthat HP knowingly paid kickbacks, or "influencer fees," to systems integrator companies in return for recommendations that federal agencies purchase HP's products. The settlement also resolved claims that HP's 2002 contract with the GSA was defectively priced because HP provided incomplete information to GSA contracting officers during contract negotiations.

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: 
California
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
information technology
Specific Industry of Parent: 
information technology
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Parent company note: 
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