Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Anadarko Petroleum
Penalty: 
$17,000,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
June 20, 2011
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act
Secondary Offense: 
federal leasing royalty violation
Violation Description: 

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Kerr-McGee Corporation and their affiliates agreed to pay the United States more than $17 million to resolve claims that the companies violated the False Claims Act by knowingly underpaying royalties owed on natural gas produced from federal and Indian leases, and numerous additional administrative claims.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Texas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
oil and gas
Specific Industry of Parent: 
oil & gas
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Parent company note: 
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