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    Halliburton admits guilt in Gulf spill case

    US multinational Halliburton has agreed to admit it destoryed evidence related to its part in the huge 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the US Department of Justice announced. Halliburton will pay the maximum fine available, be on probation for three years and continue to cooperate with the government's criminal investigation, a news release by the department said on Thursday. It did not spell out the fine amount. Al Jazeera's Raelyn Johnson reports.


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    Halliburton getting caught to cover up its mess in the gulf oil spill case. Typical. Halliburton is one of the most corrupt companies out there and i personally believe they should be charged way way more for their actions. Disgusting.





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    Re: Halliburton admits guilt in Gulf spill case

    I actually got an amusing picture of the execs from halliburton having to all show up at the probation office every week and have their corporate meetings in front of the probation officer. Then they are all making excuses for peeing dirty because the interns served them poppy seed bagels.

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    Re: Halliburton admits guilt in Gulf spill case

    Unfortunately BP shareholders will be the ones paying the price. Can't mess with the former VP's golden parachute.

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    Re: Halliburton admits guilt in Gulf spill case

    A maximum fine of, what, a million dollars? Ten million? Still cheaper than actually being on the hook for the damage.
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    Re: Halliburton admits guilt in Gulf spill case

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Video @: Halliburton admits guilt in Gulf spill case - YouTube

    Halliburton getting caught to cover up its mess in the gulf oil spill case. Typical. Halliburton is one of the most corrupt companies out there and i personally believe they should be charged way way more for their actions. Disgusting.
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    Your disgust for Halliburton resides in the fact it is a private company.

    I don't like Halliburton either but not because the government used a private contractor.

    Besides, like the federal government is any less corrupt?

    The United States federal government is essentially evil.

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    Re: Halliburton admits guilt in Gulf spill case

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Unfortunately BP shareholders will be the ones paying the price. Can't mess with the former VP's golden parachute.
    BP shared culpability as well as Transocean. Kind of a prefect storm of small f-ups that resulted in the spill. Read the Coast Guard/MMI investigation report. Details it all pretty well.

    I've personally witnessed DOJ checking up on compliance when a company is on probation, its pretty rigorous and generally has positive results. Haliburton, BP and Transocean all deserve extra scrutiny.

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    Re: Halliburton admits guilt in Gulf spill case

    Hopefully this puts to rest the notion in people's brains that companies don't destroy evidence.

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    Re: Halliburton admits guilt in Gulf spill case

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Your disgust for Halliburton resides in the fact it is a private company.

    I don't like Halliburton either but not because the government used a private contractor.

    Besides, like the federal government is any less corrupt?

    The United States federal government is essentially evil.
    We've gone off the deep end everyone. Discussion over. Hyperbole overdose.
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    Re: Halliburton admits guilt in Gulf spill case

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    We've gone off the deep end everyone. Discussion over. Hyperbole overdose.
    It's not my fault you cant deal with the truth..

    I have more respect for socialists that admit they're socialists rather than closet socialists such as yourself.

    Then again maybe you don't understand socialism?

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    Re: Halliburton admits guilt in Gulf spill case

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    A maximum fine of, what, a million dollars? Ten million? Still cheaper than actually being on the hook for the damage.
    Which would be justice.
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