'We bring good things to
"Does anyone really believe that GE "brings good
things to life?" John Francis "Jack" Welch, Jr.
was Chairman and CEO of General Electric
between 1981 and 2001. In 1980, the year before Jack Welch became
CEO, GE recorded revenues of roughly $26.8
billion; in 2000, the year before he left, revenues were nearly $130 billion.
When Jack Welch left GE the company had gone from a
market value of $14 billion to one of more than $410 billion at the end of
2004, making it the most valuable and largest company on Earth.
Jack F. Welch had a record salary of $94
million a year, followed by his record retirement plan of $8 million a year not
including perks such as the use of the company jet.
March 27, 1990:
Wilmington, North Carolina: GE fined $20,000 for discrimination against
employees who reported safety violations.
July 27, 1990: Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania: GE fined $30 million for defrauding government in defense
October 11,1990: Waterford, New York: GE fined $176,000 for
pollution at silicone products plant.
May 20,1991: Washington, D.C.: GE
ordered to pay $1 million in damages over improperly tested aircraft parts for
air force and navy.
February 27, 1992: Allentown, Pennsylvania: GE
ordered to pay $80 million in damages for design flaws in nuclear
March 4,1992: Orange County, California: GE fined $11,000
for violating worker safety rules on handling
March 13, 1992:
Wilmington, North Carolina: GE fined $20,000 for safety violations at nuclear
May 22, 1992: Illinois: GE ordered to pay $65 million in
damages for design flaws in nuclear
July 22,1992: Washington, D.C.: GE fined $70 million for
and fraud related to the illegal sale of fighter jets to Israel.
September 13, 1992: Chicago, Illinois:
GE ordered to pay $1.8 million in damages for an airplane crash.
October 12, 1992: Nashville, Tennessee: GE ordered to pay $165,000 in
damages for deceptive advertising of light
October 27, 1992: Washington, D.C.: GE ordered to pay
$576,215 in damages for overcharging on defense contracts.
1992: Washington, D.C.: GE ordered to pay $13.4 million in damages to
whistleblower on illegal sale of fighter jets
March 2, 1993: Riverside,
California: GE and others ordered to pay $96 million in damages for
contamination from dumping of chemicals.
September 16, 1993: New York:
GE ordered to compensate commercial fisherman $7 million for
PCB contamination of the Hudson River.
October 11, 1993: San Francisco, California: GE ordered to offer $3.25
million in rebates to consumers after
deceptive advertising of light bulbs.
February 2,1994: Perry, Ohio: GE settles with utility companies on
defective Perry Nuclear Plant.
March 14, 1994: Fort Edward, New York: GE ordered to clean up
contamination of sediment in the Hudson River.
September 14, 1994:
Washington, D.C.: GE fined $20 million for overcharges on defense
September 2,1995: Waterford, New York: GE fined $1.5 million
for air pollution and contamination
of Hudson River.
September 15, 1995: Brandon, Florida: GE fined
$137,000 for groundwater
September 9, 1996: Waterford, New York: GE fined
$60,000 for Clean Air Act violations.
October 7, 1996: Hendersonville,
North Carolina: GE ordered to clean up contaminated soil and
October 8, 1996: Cook County, Illinois: GE ordered to pay $15 million
as settlement for airline crash in Sioux City, Iowa.
February 22, 1997:
Somersworth, New Hampshire: GE and others ordered to clean up
contamination of groundwater
and public water supply.
1998: Waterford, New York: GE fined $234,000 for
April 20, 1998: Waterford,New York: GE fined $204,000 for
October 1998: United Kingdom: GE ordered to pay £2 billion for
asbestos cleanup and related
24, 1999: Chicago, Illinois: GE ordered to reimburse consumers $147 million for
unfair debt collection
September 17, 1999: Moreau, New York: GE ordered to build
drinking water system after
PCB contamination of
October 9, 1999:
Pittsfield, Massachusetts: GE ordered to clean up
pollution in Housatonic River.
October 18, 2000: New York, New York: GE and others ordered to clean up
contamination of soil.
January 2001: New York: GE and others ordered to
refund $4 million in overcharges on mortgage insurance.
In 2005 23 US Senators and 79 United States
Represenatives owned stock in General Electric.
This is the main reason that the corporate
plutocracy continues to complain
about those 'activist judges'. Without those 'activist judges' General Electric
would have far less fines to pay and would have had at least $2,529,553,215
more profit between 1990 and 2001 as well as smaller lawyer bills.
(Some fines may have been or may be reduced or overturned on
a short list of American companies settling
charges or paying fines due to illegal conduct1996 Ameriquest settles charges of
preditory lending practices
with Justice Department for $4 million.
Archer Daniels Midland pays $100
million in fines for the lysine price-fixing case and several executives are
imprisoned. Lysine makes chickens fat, dumb, and happy. Ajinimoto and Kyowa
Hakko Kogyo of Japan, and Sewon Corporation and Cheil Jedung of Korea with
Archer Daniels Midland formed a cartel to restrict production of lysine to
boost the market price. Archer Daniels Midland violated the Sherman Antitrust
Act of 1890 by fixing the price of three commodities - lysine, citric acid,
fructose corn syrup - in the late 1980's and early 1990's.
1998 BankAmerica Corp. pays $187.5 million to settle charges
that it illegally kept unclaimed bond proceeds from the state of California and
more than 1,000 cities, counties and public agencies statewide.
2000 Wyeth Laboratories pays a $30 million fine for failing to
comply with good manufacturing practices.
Schering-Plough, the maker of
Claritin®, is fined $500 million by the FDA for quality-control problems at
four of its factories.
2004 Archer Daniels
Midland Co agreed to pay $400 million to settle civil class-action lawsuit
accusing company of fixing prices of
fructose corn syrup.
Archer Daniels Midland fined $48.3 million by
the European Commission for fixing citric acid prices. Archer Daniels was one
of five companies fined by the European Commission in December 2001 for
operating a worldwide cartel for citric acid, used as a food preservative, from
1991 to 1995.
class-action lawsuit charging it had
defrauded borrowers in four
states for $50 million. Ameriquest is controlled by billionaire
Roland E. Arnall through ACC Capital Holdings.
Roland E. Arnall was appointed
US ambassador to the Netherlands by
Bristol-Myers Squibb ordered by the
SEC to pay $150 million to settle charges of
inflating its revenue by $1.5 billion in 2000 and 2001.
2005 British Petroleum West Coast
Products agrees to fines, health programs and improvements totaling a $81
million for thousands of pollution violations over the past decade at its
Carson, California oil refinery. South Coast Air Quality Management District
residents suffered dizziness, headaches and respiratory ailments. The
hydrogen sulfide pollution affected 21
public schools between 1991 and 2001, forcing three public schools to
Accounting firm KPMG, a professional service company and one of
the Big Four auditors, along with Deloitte, EY and PwC, agrees to pay $456
million to the federal government for creating bogus tax shelters for the
Walmart fined over $135 thousand for allowing children to
operate heavy machinery. Walmart also settles charges by paying fine of $11
million for hiring illegal aliens to clean stores.
2006 AT&T agrees to pay $25 million for failing to
properly maintain a network of underground storage tanks throughout
Boeing settles charges of contract
rigging with Justice Department for $615 million.
Inc. admits criminal wrongdoing
and agrees to pay a fine of $600 million for improper mutual fund trades.
Prudential Insurance agrees to pay $19 million in restitution and
penalties for bid rigging, price fixing and broker kickbacks. As part of the
settlement Prudential agrees to disclose broker compensation. From 1999 to 2005
Prudential paid $60 in 'contingent fees' to brokers on $18 billion worth of
life, disability and long term care insurance.
Chase Bank and Trilegiant
agreed to pay $14.5 million for tricking customers with 'free' membership in
discount programs. A check was sent for $10, which when cashed enrolled the
mark in the discount program. After the initial 'free' period members were
charged a fee of $99 for annual membership in the discount programs. Trilegiant
used Chase Bank customer's lists.
Fidelity Investments agreed to
reimburse $42 million to it's mutual funds to cover losses by it's stock
traders caused by steering business to brokerages that provided kickbacks.
Eight former traders at Fidelity Investments agreed to pay over $1 million to
settle federal regulatory claims that they had accepted gifts from brokers
seeking business with the fund company.
Farmers Insurance settled
charges of replacing parts in vehicles damaged in collisions with substandard
parts for $17 million to the lawyers and $20 to $40 to each plantiff in a class
Overseas Shipholding Group Inc. is fined $37 million for
dumping oil waste and sludge in the
2007 Walmart settled charges that
it failed to pay overtime agreeing to pay it's workers $33 million.
Bayer settles with 30
states for $8 million for failing to adequately warn
consumers of the risks associated with
the use of the cholesteral reducing drug Baycol® which was sold from 1998
to August 2001 when it was withdrawn from the market.
Pfizer pays $35 million for offering kickbacks
along with the illegal promotion of the human growth hormone product
"Since May 2004, Pfizer, Eli
Lilly, Bristol-Myers Squibb and
four other drug companies have paid a total of $7 billion in fines and
penalties. In September 2007, New York-based
Bristol-Myers paid $515 million -
without admitting or denying wrongdoing - to federal and state governments in a
civil lawsuit brought by the Justice Department. The six other companies plead
guilty in criminal cases." - David Evans
Fidelity pays $8 million in March 2008 to settle SEC claims that its employees had received over $1.6
million in gifts for routing transactions through brokers bearing
EPA agrees to accept a fine of $950,000 from Infineum for using a
new chemical in its auto products before the chemical had undergone a required
90-day review. Infineum is a joint venture between the ExxonMobil Chemical
Company (a division of ExxonMobil Corporation), the Shell Petroleum Company
Limited and the Shell Oil Company.
EPA fines The Clorox Company $177,300
for the American distribution of unregistered and mislabeled disinfectant
bleach intended only for Asian export.
Lonza Inc., the largest American
manufacturer of hospital disinfectants, is fined $202,500 for making the false
claim that its disinfectant products Formula 158 Lemon Disinfectant®, Fresh
and Clean® and REV® actually worked. Formula 158 Lemon
Disinfectant® and Fresh and Clean® did not kill Pseudomonas
Aeruginosa, and REV® did not kill either the Pseudomonas
aeruginosa or Staphylococcus aureus, as claimed on the
Lonza Inc. is the American
subsidiary of the Lonza Group a Swiss chemicals and biotechnology company,
headquartered in Basel,
2008 Cephalon settles an
off-label marketing case in which the company pays a fine of $375,000,000 for
marketing the narcotic lollipop Actiq® ("fentanyl citrate") as well as
Gabitril® (an epilepsy medication) and Provigil® (a narcolepsy
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