Johann Wagener 7-26-13
Are they kidding? No! This is not the Mad Hatters Tea Party out of Alice In Wonderland, or a scene from the movie, “Idiocracy”, but straight from DOJ, the nations law keeper. A corporation (which is nothing more than a notarized bunch of paper) has been indicted and pleaded guilty to committing a crime! Furthermore they are going to pay a fine and be put on “probation” How’s that for doling out justice? I was hoping that Halliburton would get some jail time, but they couldn’t find an orange jump suit or prison big enough to hold them; I guessing here, but it’s less scary than thinking about the crazies running our government.
Halliburton has agreed to plead guilty to destruction of critical evidence after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010, the Justice Department announced on Thursday.
The oil services company said it would pay the maximum allowable fine of $200,000 and will be subject to three years of probation. It will also continue its cooperation in the government’s criminal investigation. Separately, Halliburton made a voluntary contribution of $55 million to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
The Justice Department filed one criminal charge against the company. In a statement, Halliburton said that the violation was a misdemeanor associated with the deletion of records created after the accident. Additionally, the company said, “The Department of Justice has agreed that it will not pursue further criminal prosecution of the company.”