Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Rite Aid Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Rite Aid
Penalty: 
$7,000,000
Year: 
2004
Date: 
June 25, 2004
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Rite Aid Corporation agreed to pay the United States $5.6 million and $1.4 million to participating states to settle allegations that the company submitted false prescription claims to government health insurance programs by billing for drugs that were never delivered to beneficiaries of the government health care programs and were later returned to stock.

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: 
Pennsylvania
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-pharmacies
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.