BP Settles With FCC For Lying About Criminal Record

Law360, New York (December 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- BP Plc's Alaskan subsidiary on Friday entered into a consent decree with the Federal Communications Commission for lying on company applications for radio licenses about whether it had ever been convicted of a felony.

BP Alaska is the licensee of various FCC wireless authorizations, which it uses for internal communications incidental to its petroleum exploration, production and gathering activities on Alaska's North Slope.

In September 1999, the company pled guilty to one felony count for illegally dumping nearly 1,000 gallons of hazardous waste by one of...
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