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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

U.S. ex rel. Wright v. Chevron (Underpayment of Natural Gas Royalties)

BP Amoco Corp. (formerly Amoco Corp.), Amoco Production Company, BP Exploration & Oil Inc., BP America Inc., Atlantic Richfield Company, and Vastar agreed to pay $20.5 million to resolve claims that they violated the False Claims Act by knowingly underpaying royalties owed on natural gas produced from federal and American Indian leases. The government alleged these companies improperly deducted from the royalty values they reported the cost of boosting gas up to pipeline pressures, improperly reported processed gas as unprocessed gas, and improperly failed to perform “dual accounting” on certain federal leases.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Interior
Contracting Party
Interior
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
9/16/2011
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
BP P.L.C. $20,500,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 9/20/2011

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database