Halliburton Admits to Destroying Gulf Oil Spill Evidence

HalliburtonSignThey’re only paying a $200,000 fine? And that’s the maximum?

Via Reuters:

Halliburton Co has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday.

The government said the guilty plea is the third by a company over the spill, and requires the world’s second-largest oilfield services company to pay a maximum $200,000 statutory fine. Halliburton also made a separate, voluntary $55 million payment to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Justice Department said.

Halliburton also agreed to three years of probation, and to continue cooperating with the criminal probe into the April 20, 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.

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  • atlanticus

    It’s really disturbing to me how, in general, it seems like most people have already forgotten that the spill even happened…that’s how they get away with shit like this. The internet really is out-sourcing our memory and making us all, in effect, completely retarded.

    • Heath

      Letting media run the narrative of our short memories keeps the Merica propaganda machine chug chuggin..

  • BuzzCoastin

    too bad Halliburton execs are not African Americans
    they all be in the slammer

    destroy the Gulf of Mexico & the incriminating evidence
    no problemo
    carry a baggy of weed & be Black
    20 years in Prison USA Inc

    • Anarchy Pony

      Or shot dead…

  • ehmkec

    (snip)… Halliburton also made a separate, voluntary $55 million payment to the
    National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Justice Department said.

    Chump change. And we are the chumps.

  • DeepCough

    See, kids: always destroy the evidence, and you’ll get off practically scott-free.

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