Violation Tracker Individual Record

Weatherford International Limited
Current Parent Company: 
Weatherford International
November 26, 2013
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Secondary Offense: 
export control violation
Violation Description: 

Three subsidiaries of Weatherford International Limited, a Swiss oil services company, agreed to plead guilty to anti-bribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and export controls violations under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and the Trading With the Enemy Act. Weatherford International agreed to pay a $87.2 million penalty as part of a deferred prosecution agreement. It also paid a total of $100 million to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas, the Bureau of Industry and Security and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. Separately, the company paid $65.6 million to resolve a related SEC case; see the Violation Tracker entry at

Level of Government: 
Action Type: 
agency action
Justice Department Criminal Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil and criminal
Prosecution Agreement: 
plea & deferred prosecution agreement
HQ Country of Parent: 
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
oilfield services and supplies
Specific Industry of Parent: 
oilfield services
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Parent company note: 
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