Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Medicrea International
Penalty: 
$2,000,000
Year: 
2021
Date: 
May 19, 2021
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Medicrea International, a French medical device manufacturer, and its American affiliate Medicrea USA Inc., agreed to pay: $1 million to the United States and participating states to resolve civil whistleblower allegations that the companies, by entertaining U.S.-based physicians during a 2013 conference in France, violated the Anti-Kickback Statute and, through resulting claims to federal healthcare programs, the False Claims Act and similar state statutes; and an additional $1 Million to the United States to resolve related allegations that the companies violated the physician Open Payments Program by failing to fully report those physician-entertainment expenses to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Attorney-Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
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