What do Tim DeChristopher and 2 oil companies (one of which is owned by William Koch) have in common?

All three violated the Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Reform Act, and all three made false statements to the government when they signed up to bid at a BLM oil and gas lease auction.

The Justice Department  chose to charge Tim with 2 counts of felony, send him to federal prison for a 2-year sentence, and fine him $10,000–all after refusing to allow his motives to be discussed in court, nor allowing him or his attorneys to mention to the jury that the auction in question was later deemed itself illegal. The Justice Department did that, of course, on your behalf.