Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
United Parcel Service
Current Parent Company: 
United Parcel Service
Penalty: 
$98,000,000
Year: 
2019
Date: 
November 7, 2019
Offense Group: 
financial offenses
Primary Offense: 
tax violations
Secondary Offense: 
excise tax violation
Violation Description: 

New York City and New York State prevailed in a suit against United Parcel Service for knowingly violating State and Federal laws prohibiting the shipment of contraband cigarettes. UPS had appealed a $246M judgment. In a 2-1 decision an appeals court affirmed the liability finding but changed the award to $98 million.

Level of Government: 
local
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
New York City Corporation Counsel
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
verdict
Facility State: 
New York
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Georgia
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.