Halliburton To Plead Guilty of Destroying Evidence After BP Oil Spill

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Halliburton will plead guilty for destroying evidence of their role in 2010's gulf oil spill, the Justice Department said Thursday. 

The company will be ordered to pay a $200,000 fine, and to continue to help with the criminal investigation. In addition, Halliburton has voluntarily donated $55 million to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, according to the Justice Department

Halliburton admitted to having employees destroy simulations that could have placed blame on the oil company for the blowout, which caused the largest oil spill in U.S. history

The Justice Department will not file any more charges, according to a press release from Halliburton

"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 arising from the incident," the statement said.

In addition to being the largest oil spill in U.S. history, 11 rig workers were killed and the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig was destroyed

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