Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Orthofix Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Orthofix Medical
Penalty: 
$42,000,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
June 7, 2012
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Orthofix Inc., a Texas-based manufacturer of medical devices, agreed to pay the United States $34,234,263 to settle allegations under the civil False Claims Act relating to the company's sale of bone growth stimulator devices. The company also agreed to plead guilty to a felony of obstruction of a federal audit, and to pay a $7,765,737 criminal fine.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil and criminal
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Texas
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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