Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Corrupt Payments by Kazakhstan and Middle East Subsidiaries

Sanofi agreed to pay $25.2 million to resolve charges that its Kazakhstan and the Middle East subsidiaries made corrupt payments to win business between 2011 and 2015. According to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the schemes spanned multiple countries and involved bribe payments to government procurement officials and healthcare providers in order to be awarded tenders and to increase prescriptions of its products. The SEC found that Sanofi violated the books and records and internal accounting controls provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Without admitting or denying the findings, Sanofi agreed to pay $17.5 million in disgorgement, $2.7 million in prejudgment interest, and a civil penalty of $5 million.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Order
Contractors Involved Penalty
Sanofi-Aventis $25,206,145
Further Information Released
SEC Order 9/4/2018
SEC Press Release 9/4/2018

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database