On December 30, 2009, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a settlement with medical laser manufacturer, Spectranetics Corp. (Spectranetics), over allegations that the company illegally imported and sold medical devices for patient use that had not been approved by the FDA. According to the DOJ, Spectranetics also caused false claims to be made to the Medicare program, and failed to meet certain reporting obligations to the FDA. Spectranetics agreed to pay US$5 million in fines and penalties in exchange for the DOJ’s agreement not to prosecute the company. In addition, the company entered into a corporate integrity agreement with the Office of the Inspector General for the US Department of Health and Human Services.