BP to Settle in Gulf Spill, Face Manslaughter Charges
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BP announced this year that it will pay approximately $4.5 billion in criminal charges after pleading guilty in a settlement with the US government over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and massive oil spill. Two BP employees also face manslaughter charges for the death of 11 workers as a result of the explosion.
The oil giant will plead guilty to 11 felony counts of misconduct or neglect relating to the death of those workers, a misdemeanor count under the Clean Water Act, a misdemeanor count under the Migrator Bird Treaty Act and a felony count of obstruction of Congress.
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