Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Pratt & Whitney
Current Parent Company: 
United Technologies
Penalty: 
$2,000,000
Year: 
2008
Date: 
August 1, 2008
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Pratt & Whitney and its subcontractor, PCC Airfoils LLC, agreed to pay the United States a total of $52,325,000 to resolve False Claims Act allegations that they knowingly sold defective turbine blade replacements for jet engines used in military aircraft. PCC's share of the settlement was $2 million.

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: 
Connecticut
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
aerospace and military contracting
Specific Industry of Parent: 
aerospace & military contracting
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Parent company note: 
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