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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Submitting False Reports for Southern Ute Indian Tribal Land Energy Production

The U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement fined BP America, Inc. approximately $5.2 million for submitting false, inaccurate, or misleading reports for energy production that occurred on Southern Ute Indian Tribal lands in southwestern Colorado. According to the government, tribal auditors found that BP reported incorrect royalty rates and prices for royalty purposes, and reported well production on leases other than those to which the production is attributable. The government alleged that BP’s actions were knowing or willful.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Interior
Contracting Party
Interior
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Fine
Date of Announcement
6/30/2010
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
BP P.L.C. $5,189,800
Further Information Released
DOI Press Release 7/3/2010

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