DOJ, Halliburton Want Deepwater Evidence Guilty Plea OK'd

Law360, New York (September 13, 2013, 4:28 PM ET) -- Halliburton Energy Services Inc. and the U.S. Department of Justice urged a Louisiana federal judge Thursday to accept Halliburton's guilty plea for allegedly destroying computer simulations pertinent to a Deepwater Horizon investigation, saying the company's deal with the government is fair and appropriate.

In July, the energy giant said it had agreed to pay a $200,000 fine — the statutory maximum — and receive three years probation in exchange for pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge for allegedly deleting certain computer simulation files that could have...
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