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HALLIBURTON GUILTY PLEA.

Friday July 26th, 2013
HALLIBURTON GUILTY PLEA.

US oil company Halliburton has agreed to pleading guilty to destroying evidence in the wake of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. They have agreed to pay the maximum statutory fine of $200,000 to remain on probation for three years and also to continue to cooperate with the government’s criminal investigation.

The world’s second largest oilfield service has also donated a $55m voluntary contribution to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

A statement from the Justice department said that Halliburton, who constructed the cement casing for the BP well at the centre of the disaster, had carried out its own internal investigation. However computer simulations carried out after the event were ordered to be destroyed. The Justice
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