Oracle Settles Kickback Charges for $46 Million

Kara Reeder

The Associated Press reports that Oracle has agreed to cough up $46 million to settle charges by the Department of Justice that it offered kickbacks to win government work.


As The Wall Street Journal explains, the suit alleges that Sun, which Oracle bought in 2010, paid kickbacks to consulting companies in exchange for their recommendations of Sun products to federal agencies. The settlement also resolves allegations that Sun's contracts with the General Services Administration misrepresented its true commercial sales practices, notes PC Pro.


Other companies that have settled similar lawsuits include HP, which paid $55 million to settle charges, and EMC, which shelled out $87.5 million.

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