Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Maersk Line Limited
Current Parent Company: 
Maersk
Penalty: 
$31,900,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
January 3, 2012
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Maersk Line Limited agreed to pay the government $31.9 million to resolve allegations that it submitted false claims to the United States in connection with contracts to transport cargo in shipping containers to support U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Denmark
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
freight and logistics
Specific Industry of Parent: 
ocean shipping
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Parent company note: 
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