Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Compass Group USA, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Compass Group
Penalty: 
$18,000,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
September 19, 2012
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

The New York Attorney General announced an $18 million settlement with food management services provider Compass Group USA, Inc. concerning allegations it overcharged more than 39 New York schools and school districts statewide. Compass was said to have received discounts from food vendors but did not pass on those savings to New York's schools, as required by law.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
New York Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
New York
HQ Country of Parent: 
United Kingdom
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
restaurants and foodservice
Specific Industry of Parent: 
foodservice
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Parent company note: 
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