Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Lawson Products Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Lawson Products
Penalty: 
$30,000,000
Year: 
2008
Date: 
August 11, 2008
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 Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Illinois
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
wholesalers
Specific Industry of Parent: 
wholesalers-maintenance products
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Parent company note: 
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