Big Oil- another slap on the wrist for their illegal activities


    Besides agreeing to pay a $200,000 fine, Halliburton accepted three years' probation for its guilty plea to one misdemeanor count related to deletion of records.. In return, the Justice Department stipulated that it won't pursue further charges in the April 2010 explosion at the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico, which killed 11 rig workers and caused the largest oil spill in U.S. history.

    In November, oil giant BP, which leased the rig from Transocean Ltd. of Switzerland, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and obstruction of Congress in a settlement and agreed to pay $4.5 billion in fines and penalties-including the largest criminal fine ever, $1.256 billion. It still faces possible damages of up to $17.6 billion in separate proceedings under the Clean Water Act.
    Transocean reached a settlement with the Justice Department in January in which it agreed to pay $1.4 billion in fines and penalties.

    I see the numbers. I would love to see receipts showing they have been paid in full.
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  3. by   anothergrumpyoldRN
    Corporate citizens are regulated differently than flesh and blood citizens. The flesh and blood kind are routinely financially devastated and jailed for smaller crimes.
  4. by   StNeotser
    Yep. All the rights of a citizen with none of the responsibilities. I mean, they could just run amok and see these fines as the cost of illegal activity. Oh wait...............
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  6. by   anothergrumpyoldRN
    I just received an email and then saw a FB post that listed a bunch of reasons that we should consider Obama the worst POTUS ever...sigh. of the reasons listed had to do with his opposition to the Keystone Pipeline.

    Go figure.