Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
WesternGeco LLC
Penalty: 
$19,600,000
Year: 
2006
Date: 
June 16, 2006
Offense Group: 
employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
work visa violations
Violation Description: 

WesternGeco LLC, a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Schlumberger Seismic, Inc., and Schlumberger Technology Corporation entered into an agreement with the United States to pay millions of dollars in penalties for knowingly submitting fraudulent applications for visas for their foreign workers assigned as crewmen on various U.S. owned or operated vessels on the Outer Continental Shelf in the Gulf of Mexico.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Attorney-Southern District of Texas
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Prosecution Agreement: 
deferred prosecution agreement
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Parent company note: 
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