BP's $4.5B Spill Fine Is Biggest in US History

Firm pleads guilty to criminal misconduct

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 15, 2012 8:37 AM CST | Updated Nov 15, 2012 11:11 AM CST

(Newser) – Looks like BP will need to reach deep into its pockets to pay its fine over the 2010 Gulf oil spill: a record $4.5 billion to resolve Justice Department and SEC claims, reports the New York Times. CNN reports that the biggest criminal penalty...   Read full story »

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