Exxon Pleads Guilty In 5 States' Bird Death Suits

Law360, New York (August 13, 2009, 4:07 PM EDT) -- Exxon Mobil Corp. has pled guilty to violating U.S. provisions of wildlife treaties in the deaths of 85 protected birds across five central and Western states over the past five years.

The company, which agreed to pay $400,000 in fines and $200,000 in community service payments, entered its plea Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

The five single-count misdemeanors to which Exxon pled guilty stem from violations of the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act,...
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