Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Rolls-Royce plc
Current Parent Company: 
Rolls-Royce
Penalty: 
$169,917,710
Year: 
2017
Date: 
January 17, 2017
Primary Offense: 
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Violation Description: 

Rolls-Royce plc, the United Kingdom-based manufacturer and distributor of power systems for the aerospace, defense, marine and energy sectors, agreed to pay the U.S. nearly $170 million as part of an $800 million global resolution to investigations by the Justice Department, U.K. and Brazilian authorities into a long-running scheme to bribe government officials in exchange for government contracts.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Criminal Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Prosecution Agreement: 
deferred prosecution agreement
HQ Country of Parent: 
Britain
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
aerospace and military contracting
Specific Industry of Parent: 
aerospace & military contracting
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Parent company note: 
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