Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Rocky Mountain Instrument Company
Penalty: 
$2,000,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
October 29, 2010
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
export control violation
Violation Description: 

The United States reached a settlement with Rocky Mountain Instrument Company to resolve claims that the manufacturer violated the False Claims Act when submitting claims for payment to various Defense Department prime contractors. The contractors, it is alleged, in turn claimed reimbursement from the government for optical and laser products manufactured overseas using sensitive technical data exported by RMI in violation of the Arms Export Control Act and International Traffic in Arms Regulations. To settle the False Claims Act allegations, RMI agreed to pay $1 million as part of its bankruptcy reorganization. This amount is in addition to a $1 million criminal forfeiture and five year probationary term ordered in connection with RMI's June 22, 2010, plea of guilty to knowingly and willfully exporting defense articles without a license in United States v. Rocky Mountain Instrument Company, 10-cr-00139-WYD-01 (D. Colo.).

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil and criminal
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Parent company note: 
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