Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Ralph Lauren Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Ralph Lauren Corp.
Penalty: 
$882,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
April 22, 2013
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Violation Description: 

Ralph Lauren Corporation agreed to pay an $882,000 penalty to resolve allegations that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing government officials in Argentina to obtain improper customs clearance of merchandise.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Criminal Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Prosecution Agreement: 
non-prosecution agreement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New York
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
apparel
Specific Industry of Parent: 
apparel
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.