Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Bribery and Kickbacks in Europe and Iraq – Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay a $21.4 million criminal penalty as part of a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve improper payments by J&J subsidiaries to government officials in Greece, Poland, and Romania in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and kickbacks to the former government of Iraq under the United Nations Oil for Food Program. J&J acknowledged responsibility for the actions of its subsidiaries, employees, and agents who made various improper payments to publicly-employed health care providers in Greece, Poland, and Romania in order to induce the purchase of medical devices and pharmaceuticals manufactured by J&J subsidiaries. J&J also acknowledged that kickbacks were paid on behalf of J&J subsidiary companies to the former government of Iraq under the United Nations Oil for Food Program in order to secure contracts to provide humanitarian supplies. J&J also paid $48.7 million to settle parallel charges filed in the matter by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Deferred Prosecution Agreement
Date of Deferred Prosecution Agreement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Johnson & Johnson $21,400,000
Further Information Released
Deferred Prosecution Agreement 4/8/2011
DOJ Press Release 4/8/2011

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database