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Halliburton pleads guilty to destroying Gulf spill evidence

Posted By jwilson On September 20, 2013 @ 11:46 am In Global Crisis | Comments Disabled

Reuters
September 20, 2013

Halliburton Co pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal charges of destroying evidence, stemming from its role in the 2010 BP oil disaster that killed 11 men and sent more than 4 million barrels of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico.

A former Halliburton cementing technology director in Texas also was charged on Thursday with destroying evidence.

U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo in New Orleans accepted the company’s guilty plea from Halliburton legal counsel Marc Mukasey, imposed the agreed-upon maximum fine of $200,000 and placed the company on a three-year probation term.

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