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Company: Wright Medical Inc.
Current Parent CompanyStryker
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Penalty: $7,900,000
Year: 2010
Date: September 30, 2010
Offense Group: government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: Wright was offered a deferred prosecution agreement to resolve charges that it violated the federal anti-kickback statute by entering into consulting agreements with certain orthopaedic surgeons which were designed and implemented, in part, to induce the surgeons to use, and cause the purchase of, Wright's hip and knee reconstruction and replacement products. The company also agreed to pay $7.9 million to resolve related civil False Claims Act allegations.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: U.S. Attorney-District of New Jersey
Civil or Criminal Case: civil and criminal
Prosecution Agreement: deferred prosecution agreement
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Michigan
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: medical equipment and supplies
Specific Industry of Current Parent: medical supplies
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