Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Caribbean Petroleum Corporation, MetLife Capital Corporation and Water Quality Insurance Syndicate
Current Parent Company: 
Caribbean Petroleum
Penalty: 
$83,500,000
Year: 
2001
Date: 
January 19, 2001
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act
Secondary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Caribbean Petroleum Corporation, MetLife Capital Corporation and Water Quality Insurance Syndicate agreed to pay $83.5 million to the United States and Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to settle claims related to a 1994 barge grounding that caused an 800,000 gallon oil spill.

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: 
Puerto Rico
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
out of business
Major Industry of Parent: 
oil and gas
Specific Industry of Parent: 
oil & gas
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Parent company note: 
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