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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:25 AM

10. In related news....BP to pay $4-billion criminal fine in Deepwater Horizon spill

By Bettina Boxall and Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
November 15, 2012, 7:05 p.m.
Laying the blame for the deaths of 11 oil rig workers in the Deepwater Horizon explosion and Gulf of Mexico spill on BP, federal prosecutors announced Thursday that two BP supervisors had been charged with manslaughter and the company would pay a $4-billion criminal fine, the largest in U.S. history.

"Those deaths were in fact unnecessary," Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said in New Orleans, adding that the federal investigation continued into the 2010 disaster and the nation's biggest offshore oil spill. "Our work is far from over."

The charges, contained in a criminal settlement with BP and an indictment handed down by a federal grand jury, paint a picture of a corporation that placed "profit over prudence," said Assistant Atty. Gen. Lanny Breuer.

Not only did the BP supervisors on board the rig the night of the explosion fail to take steps to prevent the blowout when they realized they were losing control of the deep-sea well, company executive David I. Rainey later lied to Congress about the size and severity of the spill, prosecutors said.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-bp-settlement-20121116,0,7055032.story

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