Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Willbros Group Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Primoris Services
Penalty: 
$22,000,000
Year: 
2008
Date: 
May 14, 2008
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Violation Description: 

Willbros Group Inc., a company providing construction, engineering and other services in the oil and gas industry, and Willbros International Inc., its wholly owned subsidiary through which it conducted international operations, agreed to pay a $22 million criminal penalty in connection with corrupt payments to Nigerian and Ecuadoran government officials in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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: 
construction
Specific Industry of Parent: 
construction and engineering
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Parent company note: 
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