Oil Royalty Payments Scam? – Could Be a Great Whistleblower Claim!
Almost one decade ago, two auditors with the U.S. Mineral Management Service filed a qui tam complaint in Texas. The two federal workers claimed Shell was defrauding the government on oil royalty payments. Since the government is the country’s biggest landowner, oil and gas royalties are a big revenue source. For those trivia buffs, the government owns about 2.27 billion acres.Read the full article
nytimes.com - Mitt Romney is proposing to end a century of federal control over oil and gas drilling and coal mining on government lands to court western voters and supporters from the energy industry.