Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Medtronic Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Medtronic
Penalty: 
$40,000,000
Year: 
2006
Date: 
July 18, 2006
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Medtronic Inc. agreed to pay the United States $40 million to settle civil allegations that its Medtronic Sofamor Danek division paid kickbacks to doctors to induce them to use its spinal products.

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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