Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
SolarCity Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Tesla Inc.
Penalty: 
$29,500,000
Year: 
2017
Date: 
September 22, 2017
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

SolarCity Corporation agreed to pay $29.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting inflated claims on behalf of itself and affiliated investment funds to the U.S. Department of the Treasury pursuant to Section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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: 
California
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
motor vehicles
Specific Industry of Parent: 
motor vehicles and energy
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.