Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Union Oil Company of California (Unocal)
Current Parent Company: 
Chevron
Penalty: 
$21,500,000
Year: 
2001
Date: 
December 3, 2001
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act
Secondary Offense: 
federal leasing royalty violation
Violation Description: 

Union Oil Company of California (Unocal) agreed to pay $21.5 million to resolve claims under the False Claims Act and administrative claims that the company underpaid royalties due for oil produced on federal and Indian leases from 1980 to December 31, 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: 
California
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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