Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Criminal Charges

Criminal charges being considered against BP in Gulf oil rig tragedy

Several investigations of the Deepwater Horizon disaster will seek to determine if systemic issues or individual error caused the catastrophe.

The Justice Department is considering criminal charges and civil penalties. If gross negligence is found, fines for the nearly 5 million barrels of oil spilled would balloon from a ceiling of around $5 billion to as much as $18 billion. BP could be found criminally liable as a corporation, and individual employees, three of whom have already invoked their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination, could also be prosecuted. Read more

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