Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Walgreens
Current Parent Company: 
Walgreens Boots Alliance
Penalty: 
$600,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
April 20, 2012
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Walgreens agreed to pay approximately $600,00 to settle multistate litigation alleging it offered illegal inducements to beneficiaries of government health care programs to transfer their prescriptions to its pharmacies. This was part of a larger $7.9 million settlement involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-walgreens-0

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Illinois
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-pharmacies
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.