Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Medtronic Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Medtronic
Penalty: 
$9,900,000
Year: 
2014
Date: 
May 28, 2014
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Medtronic Inc., of Fridley, Minnesota, agreed to pay $9.9 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that the company used various types of payments to induce physicians to implant pacemakers and defibrillators manufactured and sold by Medtronic.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Ireland (reincorporated for tax reasons)
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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