Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Marathon Oil Company
Current Parent Company: 
Marathon Oil
Penalty: 
$7,700,000
Year: 
2001
Date: 
February 7, 2001
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
federal leasing royalty violation
Violation Description: 

Marathon Oil agreed to pay $7.7 million to resolve claims under the False Claims Act and administrative claims that the Houston-based 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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