Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Rural/Metro Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
KKR & Co.
Penalty: 
$5,400,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
June 20, 2012
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

The payment of $5,426,000 by Rural/Metro Corporation, Rural/Metro of Central Alabama Inc., and Mercury Ambulance Service, doing business as Rural/Metro Ambulance, settled a lawsuit that claimed the ambulance company violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims for payment on ambulance services that were never provided or were medically unnecessary.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Attorney-Northern District of Alabama
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New York
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
private equity (including portfolio companies)
Specific Industry of Parent: 
private equity (including portfolio companies)
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.