Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Staples Contract and Commercial
Current Parent Company: 
Sycamore Partners Management
Penalty: 
$7,400,000
Year: 
2005
Date: 
October 18, 2005
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Staples Contract and Commercial, a division of office products giant Staples, Inc., paid the United States $7.4 million to settle allegations that it submitted false claims when it sold office supply products manufactured in countries not permitted by the Trade Agreements Act to United States government agencies.

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: 
New York
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
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: 
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