Oil Spill

Halliburton to Plead Guilty to Destroying Evidence in Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Misdemeanor count comes with a $200,000 fine and three years probation

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U.S. energy major Halliburton Co. has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf Of Mexico.

The Department of Justice announced that a criminal information charging Halliburton with one count of destruction of evidence was filed on Thursday at a U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana.