Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Total Fina S.A.
Current Parent Company: 
Total S.A.
Penalty: 
$15,000,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
February 22, 2012
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act
Secondary Offense: 
federal leasing royalty violation
Violation Description: 

Total Fina S.A., Total Minatome Corporation, Total Exploration Production USA Inc., Fina Oil and Chemical Company, Elf Exploration Inc., Total E&P USA Inc. and their affiliates agreed to pay the United States $15 million to resolve claims that the companies 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: 
France
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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