Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Medtronic
Current Parent Company: 
Medtronic
Penalty: 
$4,410,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
April 2, 2015
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Medtronic plc and affiliated Medtronic companies -- Medtronic Inc., Medtronic USA Inc., and Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA Inc. -- agreed to pay $4.41 million to the United States to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by making false statements to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Defense regarding the country of origin of certain Medtronic products sold to the United States.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Ireland
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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