Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Parker Drilling Company
Current Parent Company: 
Parker Drilling
Penalty: 
$11,760,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
April 16, 2013
Primary Offense: 
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Violation Description: 

Parker Drilling Company agreed to pay an $11.76 million penalty to resolve charges related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for authorizing payment to an intermediary, knowing that the payment would be used to corruptly influence the decisions of a Nigerian government panel reviewing Parker Drilling?s adherence to Nigerian customs and tax laws.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Criminal Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Prosecution Agreement: 
deferred prosecution agreement
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 and gas
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Parent company note: 
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