BP Settles Criminal Suit Over Gulf Oil Spill

NPR | Nov. 16, 2012 3:05 a.m. | Updated: Nov. 16, 2012 9:26 a.m.

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Jeff Brady

BP will pay nearly $1.3 billion for crimes associated with its 2010 drilling rig accident and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. On top of that, the company will pay more than $3 billion to settle claims from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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