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Company: Lawson Products Inc.
Current Parent CompanyDistribution Solutions Group Inc.
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Penalty: $30,000,000
Year: 2008
Date: August 11, 2008
Offense Group: competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: fraud
Violation Description: A suburban Des Plaines company agreed to pay $30 million in forfeiture and restitution for what federal authorities said was the corrupt conduct of its sales agents in Chicago and elsewhere who systematically provided nearly $10 million in illicit purchasing incentives over 13 years to employees of its customers to buy more products at higher price.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: U.S. Attorney-Northern District of Illinois
Civil or Criminal Case: criminal
Prosecution Agreement: deferred prosecution agreement
Facility State: Illinois
Facility City: Des Plaines
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Illinois
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: wholesalers
Specific Industry of Current Parent: wholesalers-maintenance products
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