Former Halliburton manager pleads guilty
NEW ORLEANS - A former manager for Halliburton pleaded guilty to destroying evidence after the 2010 BP oil spill.
Anthony Badalamenti's guilty plea in U.S District Court today comes with a maximum sentence of 1 year in prison and a $100,000 fine.
Sentencing will take place in January.
Badalamenti was the cementing technology director for Halliburton Energy Services.
Halliburton was the contractor for BP on the Deepwater Horizon Drilling Rig that exploded and caused the spill.
Prosecutors say Badalamenti instructed two Halliburton employees to delete data from a post-spill review of the cement job on the blown out well.
A separate agreement forces Halliburton to pay a $200,000 fine due to Badalamenti's conduct.