Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
FedEx Ground Package System, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
FedEx
Penalty: 
$35,300,000
Year: 
2019
Date: 
January 14, 2019
Offense Group: 
financial offenses
Primary Offense: 
tax violations
Secondary Offense: 
excise tax violation
Violation Description: 

FedEx agreed to pay $35.3 million to settle three lawsuits alleging that it partnered with cigarette trafficking businesses to illegally ship hundreds of thousands of untaxed cigarettes to New Yorkers.

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: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Tennessee
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
freight and logistics
Specific Industry of Parent: 
package delivery
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.