Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
OfficeMax, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Office Depot
Penalty: 
$9,800,000
Year: 
2005
Date: 
May 19, 2005
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

OfficeMax, Inc. agreed to pay the United States $9.8 million to settle allegations that it submitted false claims when it sold office supply products manufactured in countries not permitted by the Trade Agreements Act to United States government agencies.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Florida
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-office supplies
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.