It’s official: BP pleads guilty to manslaughter
BP’s plea deal, according to court documents allowed the oil-giant to plead guilty to manslaughter in the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Documents show that the oil giant will pay a record $4billion in court settlements to the families of the 11 victims.
Neither BP nor the DOJ presented arguments during the hearing, whereas the DOJ did note that the fines accumulated ‘amounted to severe punishment’ and would give organizations like BP incentives to avoid future mishaps. Many family members of the 11 victims opposed the deal, arguing that BP should be required to give face-to-face apologies instead of an apology in the form of financial means.
- BP to learn its fate in Gulf oil spill criminal case (fuelfix.com)
- Judge approves agreement for BP to plead guilty to manslaughter, pay $4 billion in fines (jacksonville.com)
- Judge OKs $4 billion BP oil spill criminal settlement (foxnews.com)
- BP Wins Final Approval of Guilty Plea Over Gulf Oil Spill – Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)
- BP will face spill victims in guilty plea hearing (fuelfix.com)
- Judge accepts BP plea deal (wwltv.com)