Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Overcharging Department of Veterans Affairs by Failing to Notify of Lower Prices

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary LifeScan paid the United States $15 million to settle claims that it overcharged the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The settlement resolved allegations that LifeScan failed to notify the VA that it had reduced prices to certain commercial customers below the cost negotiated by the agency. As a result, the VA and other federal agencies purchasing through the contract were overcharged.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Veterans Affairs
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Johnson & Johnson $15,000,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 11/14/2001

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database