Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Respironics Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Royal Philips
Penalty: 
$34,800,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
March 23, 2016
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Respironics Inc., based in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, agreed to pay $34.8 million to resolve alleged False Claims Act violations for paying kickbacks in the form of free call center services to durable medical equipment suppliers that bought its masks for patients with sleep apnea.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Netherlands
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
diversified
Specific Industry of Parent: 
diversified
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Parent company note: 
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