Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Medtronic Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Medtronic
Penalty: 
$23,500,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
December 12, 2011
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Medtronic Inc. of Fridley, Minn., agreed to pay $23.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claim Act by using physician payments related to post-market studies and device registries as kickbacks to induce doctors to implant the company's pacemakers and defibrillators.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Food and Drug Administration referral to the Justice Department
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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