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Company: Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
Current Parent CompanyQuest Diagnostics
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Penalty: $302,000,000
Year: 2009
Date: April 15, 2009
Offense Group: government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: False Claims Act and related
Mega-ScandalHealthcare Billing Abuses
Violation Description: Quest Diagnostics Incorporated and its subsidiary, Nichols Institute Diagnostics , entered into a global settlement with the United States to resolve criminal and civil claims concerning various types of diagnostic test kits that NID manufactured, marketed and sold to laboratories throughout the country until 2006. The payment of $302 million included a $40 million criminal fine and a $262 million civil settlement. Nichols entered a guilty plea and Quest entered into a non-prosecution agreement.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: civil and criminal
Prosecution Agreement: plea & non-prosecution agreement
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: New Jersey
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: healthcare services
Specific Industry of Current Parent: diagnostic testing
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