Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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U.S. v. Facteau and Fabian (Unlawful Distribution of the Relieva Stratus Microflow Spacer)

William Facteau and Patrick Fabian, respectively the former chief executive officer and vice president of sales at Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Acclarent, were convicted of 10 counts of introducing adulterated and misbranded medical devices into interstate commerce. Facteau and Fabian caused the unlawful distribution of a medical device known as the Relieva Stratus Microflow Spacer for uses not cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In 2021, Facteau and Fabian were sentenced to fines of $1 million and $500,000, respectively. In 2016, Acclarent paid $18 million to settle a related False Claims Act lawsuit.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Found Guilty
Date of Conviction
Contractors Involved Penalty
Johnson & Johnson $1,500,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 7/20/2016

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database