Halliburton Worker Charged With Ditching Deepwater Evidence

Law360, New York (September 19, 2013, 2:54 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged a former Halliburton Co. manager with destroying evidence in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which killed 11 people and sent millions of barrels of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, as a Louisiana federal judge accepted Halliburton’s guilty plea for the misconduct.

The U.S. Department of Justice claims that in May 2010, former Halliburton cementing technology director Anthony Badalamenti, 61, of Katy, Texas, ordered other Halliburton employees to destroy the results of 3D computer simulations that analyzed the...
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