Biomet Inc. today became the latest medical device maker to settle FCPA offenses.
The Warsaw, Indiana company will pay a criminal fine of $17.3 million in its settlement with the DOJ, and $5.5 million in disgorgement of profits and pre-judgment interest to the SEC.… Continue Reading
U.K.-based medical device maker Smith & Nephew plc agreed to pay $22.2 million to settle Foreign Corrupt Practices Act offenses committed by its U.S. and German subsidiaries.
The company admitted bribing government-employed doctors in Greece for more than a decade to win business.… Continue Reading
Britain’s Serious Fraud Office charged a former executive of a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary with overseas corruption. Robert John Dougall, 44, an ex-vice president of DePuy International Limited of Leeds, appeared Tuesday in the City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court.… Continue Reading
We don’t know how many of the 50 or so disclosed and pending Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations will be resolved this year. But here are some we’re watching:
Alcoa. In February 2008, government-owned Aluminum Bahrain BSC (Alba) accused its long-time U.S.… Continue Reading
This week, Wright Medical Group became the latest orthopedic device maker to disclose a government investigation into its overseas sales practices. The company’s Form 8-K said its principal operating subsidiary, Wright Medical Technology, Inc.,… Continue Reading
The SEC’s just-announced investigation of several orthopedic device makers for possible violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (reported here) probably originated in February 2007. That’s when Johnson & Johnson said it had “voluntarily disclosed to the U.S.… Continue Reading