Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Ralphs Grocery Company
Current Parent Company: 
Kroger
Penalty: 
$70,000,000
Year: 
2006
Date: 
November 14, 2006
Primary Offense: 
fraud
Secondary Offense: 
labor relations violation
Violation Description: 

Ralphs Grocery Company paid $70 million in criminal fines and compensation for workers, their health benefit and pension funds, and their unions, after pleading guilty to several criminal charges for illegally rehiring hundreds of locked-out union members during the 2003-2004 grocery store labor dispute.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Attorney-Central District of California
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Facility State: 
California
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Ohio
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-supermarkets
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Parent company note: 
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