Halliburton Agrees to Guilty Plea For Destroying Evidence, Fined $200K (VIDEO)

Halliburton Co. has agreed to pay a maximum $200 thousand fine along with 3 years of probation for intentionally destroying evidence during the investigation of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that killed 11 rig workers and spilling around 5 million gallons of crude oil in into the Gulf, becoming the largest off shore oil spill in U.S. history, which lasted 3 months until the rig was finally capped off. Among the plea was an agreed to continue the cooperation in further criminal investigations regarding the Gulf’s disaster.

The company released this statement:

The Department of Justice has agreed that it will not pursue further criminal prosecution of the company or its subsidiaries for any conduct relating to or arising out of the Macondo well incident.
The Department of Justice acknowledged the company’s significant and valuable cooperation during the course of its investigation, and the company has agreed to continue
to cooperate with the Department of Justice in any ongoing investigation related to or a rising from the incident.
The plea agreement is subject to court approval.


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