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Posted 1 year ago in Crime by Josh Crank  
Halliburton to Plead Guilty to Destruction of Oil Spill Evidence

Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. has agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor destruction of evidence charge after destroying test results from its internal investigation into the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. The company has agreed to pay the maximum statutory fine of $200,000 and serve three years probation as the result of the plea. Halliburton is also donating $55 million to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, but the U.S. Department of Justice noted in a statement that the donation …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime by Josh Crank  
BP Trial on Break as 3rd Anniversary of Oil Spill Approaches

The first phase of the civil trial against BP, Transocean and Halliburton may have finished a month earlier than expected, but there’s still a long legal road ahead for the three companies. Barring a settlement, the trial won’t be decided until well into 2014, and BP will soon be back in courtrooms on other matters related to the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The center of all this legal action is New Orleans, where environmental activists, politicians and other local figures gathered …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime by Josh Crank  
Testimony Ends in Deepwater Horizon Trial’s First Phase

Oil giant BP rested its case today in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill trial, just days before the third anniversary of the accident that killed 11 workers and polluted the Gulf of Mexico with millions of barrels of oil. Testimony is over for the first phase of the trial, but it will be months before even a partial verdict is announced. In lieu of traditional closing arguments, parties in the trial will submit written statements to U.S. District Judge Carl …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime by Josh Crank  
BP Execs Clashed Over Drilling Plans Before Gulf Oil Spill

A wells team leader for oil giant BP testified today that he was “frustrated” by his superiors’ response to the wishes of the crew aboard the Deepwater Horizon, which exploded and sank after a 2010 blowout that fouled the Gulf of Mexico with millions of barrels of oil. John Guide, an onshore executive who provided oversight for the well site leaders on the rig, testified that his job “was to make [the rig crew’s] job easier, and I didn’t think …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime by Josh Crank  
BP Exec Defends Safety Record in Combative Trial Testimony

An executive with oil giant BP steadfastly defended the company’s commitment to safety while testifying today in the civil trial over the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. BP’s Neil Shaw delivered testimony that grew combative at times under questioning by plaintiffs’ attorney Walter Leger, who was repeatedly asked to give Shaw time to explain his answers without interruption. “You agree a fundamental tenet of process safety is that your line personnel leadership — for example, a well team leader …

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