Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Burlington Resources Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
ConocoPhillips
Penalty: 
$8,500,000
Year: 
2001
Date: 
February 2, 2001
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
federal leasing royalty violation
Violation Description: 

Burlington Resources Inc. agreed to pay the United States $8.5 million to resolve claims under the False Claims Act and administrative claims that the corporation underpaid royalties due for oil produced on federal and Indian leases between 1988 and 1998.

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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