Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Hydro Extrusion Portland, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Norsk Hydro
Penalty: 
$46,900,000
Year: 
2019
Date: 
April 23, 2019
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
fraud
Violation Description: 

An Oregon aluminum extrusion manufacturer formerly known as Sapa Profiles Inc. and whose ultimate corporate parent is now the Norwegian company Norsk Hydro agreed to pay $46.9 million to NASA, the Department of Defense, and others to resolve criminal charges and civil claims relating to a 19-year fraud scheme that included falsifying thousands of certifications for aluminum extrusions provided to hundreds of customers. The company agreed to plead guilty to one count of mail fraud, and its immediate parent Hydro Extrusion USA, LLC, formerly known as Sapa Extrusions Inc., entered into a deferred prosecution agreement in connection with a criminal information charging the company with mail fraud.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Criminal Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil and criminal
Prosecution Agreement: 
plea and deferred prosecution agreement
HQ Country of Parent: 
Norway
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
metals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
metals
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Parent company note: 
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