Ex-Halliburton Manager Avoids Jail Time for Destroying BP Oil Spill Evidence

Former head of cement technologies ordered employees to delete data during post-spill review

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Updated: 11:50 a.m.

A former Halliburton manager was sentenced to probation Tuesday for destroying evidence after the massive 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Anthony Badalamenti pleaded guilty in October to one misdemeanor count of destruction of evidence for instructing his employees to delete data during a post-spill review of the cement used in the Macondo well that burst, the Associated Press reports. The former cementing technology director avoided a potential prison sentence and will instead serve one year of probation, perform 100 hours of community service, and pay a $1,000 fine.

Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. was the cement contractor on BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig that spilled over 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico over an 87-day period, making it the biggest oil spill in U.S. history.

[AP]

3 comments
asegal0954
asegal0954

What a joke   just  show that the system  is  broken  and the courts also allow it to happen.     How much did the judge get paid off.      If it was  myself  they  would  lock me up for years and throw the key away.          Another  great  story to tell you kids  how the rich  get  away  with anything.    

TAZTlh
TAZTlh

And of course since it is Halliburton he just gets a slap. 

jeffrey.sill
jeffrey.sill

Another instance of a disconnect between Responsibility (and the money you get paid to have it) and Accountability.