Wood Group To Pay $9.5M In False Reporting, Explosion Plea

Law360, Los Angeles (February 23, 2017, 8:57 PM EST) -- Wood Group PSN Inc. will pay $9.5 million over allegations of falsely reporting safety inspections and violating the Clean Water Act in connection with the November 2012 explosion at the West Delta 32 offshore facility in the Gulf of Mexico, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

The payments fall across two cases: One for $7 million comes from a plea agreement over multiple years of falsely reporting that safety inspections took place on offshore facilities in the Gulf, filed in Louisiana's western district. A $1.8 million payment, ordered in a case in Louisiana's eastern district, was made for negligently discharging oil into the...

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