Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Toyobo Co. Ltd.
Current Parent Company: 
Toyobo
Penalty: 
$66,000,000
Year: 
2018
Date: 
March 15, 2018
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Toyobo Co. Ltd. of Japan and its American subsidiary Toyobo U.S.A. Inc. agreed to pay $66 million to resolve claims under the False Claims Act that they sold defective Zylon fiber used in bullet proof vests that the United States purchased for federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Japan
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
miscellaneous manufacturing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
textile products
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Parent company note: 
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