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Fresenius Medical Care operates more than 40 production sites on all continents. Its largest plants in terms of production output are in the U.S. (Ogden, Utah, and Concord, California), Germany (Schweinfurt and St. Wendel), and Japan (Buzen).

A division of Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), Fresenius Kidney Care is the worldwide leader in the treatment of renal disease and an innovative leader in kidney disease research. It claims to serve over 190,000 patients in over 2,400 facilities nationwide.

In 2012, Fresenius acquired Liberty Dialysis Holdings, in a deal which entailed the sale of its outpatient dialysis clinics in 43 local markets within the U.S.

In 2013, Fresenius Medical Care NA acquired Shiel Medical Laboratory Inc, expanding services to New York City metro area. In September 2017 the company announced the divestment of the business of Shiel Medical Laboratory, Inc. to Quest Diagnostics, Inc.

Fresenius Medical Care has just agreed to pay approximately $231 million to resolve investigations by the DOJ and the SEC into violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in connection with Fresenius’s participation in various corrupt schemes to obtain business in multiple foreign countries.

Fresenius admitted it paid bribes to publicly employed health and/or government officials to obtain or retain business in Angola and Saudi Arabia. as well as in Morocco, Spain, Turkey and countries in West Africa,

Fresenius doled out millions of dollars in bribes across the globe to gain a competitive advantage in the medical services industry, profiting to the tune of over $140 million,” said Assistant Attorney General Benczkowski.

In total, Fresenius admitted to earning more than $140 million in profits from the corrupt schemes.

To resolve the case, Fresenius entered into a nonprosecution agreement (NPA) with the Department and agreed to pay a total criminal penalty of $84,715,273. As part of the NPA, Fresenius also agreed to continue to cooperate with the Department’s investigation, enhance its compliance program, implement rigorous internal controls and retain an independent corporate compliance monitor for at least two years.

Fresenius settled a related FCPA matter with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and will pay $147 million in disgorgement and prejudgment interest to the SEC, which the Department credited in its resolution, bringing the total amount paid by Fresenius to over $231 million.

This case is being investigated by the FBI’s International Corruption Squad in New York and the FBI’s Boston Field Office. Trial Attorneys Paul A. Hayden and Sonali D. Patel of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jordi de Llano of the District of Massachusetts are prosecuting the case.