Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Microsoft Hungary
Current Parent Company: 
Microsoft
Penalty: 
$8,751,795
Year: 
2019
Date: 
July 22, 2019
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Violation Description: 

Microsoft Magyarorszag Szamitastechnikai Szolgaltato es Kereskedelmi Kft. (Microsoft Hungary), a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation, agreed to pay a criminal fine of more than $8.7 million to resolve an investigation into violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act arising out of a bid rigging and bribery scheme in connection with the sale of Microsoft software licenses to Hungarian government agencies and the false recording of the corrupt payments as legitimate customer discounts on Microsoft Corporation's financial records.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Attorney-Southern District of New York
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Prosecution Agreement: 
non-prosecution agreement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Washington
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
information technology
Specific Industry of Parent: 
software
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Parent company note: 
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