Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Marathon Oil Company
Current Parent Company: 
Marathon Oil
Penalty: 
$4,697,476
Year: 
2010
Date: 
August 20, 2010
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
federal leasing royalty violation
Violation Description: 

Dominion Oklahoma Texas Exploration & Production Inc. and Marathon Oil Company agreed to pay the United States $2,219,974.98 and $4,697,476.57, respectively, to resolve claims that the two companies separately violated the False Claims Act by knowingly underpaying royalties owed on natural gas produced from federal and Indian leases.

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
Source Notes: 
If an online information source is not working, check the Violation Tracker Data Sources page for an updated link.
Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.