The FBI has launched an investigation into whether cabot’s medical instrument business was improperly funneled through the U.S. government, a source familiar with the matter said Monday.
The probe will look at whether cabots sales of medical equipment such as CT scanners and X-rays were routed through the Department of Health and Human Services, the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the matter was not being publicly discussed.
The source said the probe will focus on whether any cabot employees knew that the medical equipment was being sold to U.N. bodies, and whether the company misled the U-N.
agencies into accepting the equipment.
The agency has received more than 10,000 complaints about the sale of the medical devices, which can cost as much as $200,000.
Cabot spokesman Kevin Johnson told The Associated Press that the company has already launched an internal investigation to determine whether there was wrongdoing and has hired a third-party auditor to determine if there is, too.
The company has hired former U.K. attorney general Dominic Grieve as an independent investigator to investigate the matter, the company said in a statement.
Grieve was appointed in November to investigate a complaint filed by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that the U.-N.
health agency failed to follow strict rules regarding medical equipment sales, the Associated Press reported.
The U.n. agency’s chief, Antonio Guterres, was also appointed to investigate and report back on the U -N.
The Department of Defense is also investigating the sale.
Cabinet Secretary Josh Earnest was asked about the investigation during a briefing with reporters Monday, and he did not directly address the investigation.
“There’s nothing to indicate that any of this is inappropriate, or that the government of the United States should have done anything differently,” Earnest said.
“And so that is not something that the Department has been pursuing.”
The Department for Veterans Affairs has also launched an independent review of the cabot sales, as well as its role in the overall U.s. medical system, according to a statement released by the agency.
Cabbot’s sale of medical devices was approved by the U S Congress in 2016 and received approval from the State Department in 2017, the U U. S. government said in its statement.
The company had been using the U s Department for Healthcare and Health Affairs for about $40 million a year to oversee medical equipment deliveries.