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Halliburton Pleaded Guilty to Destroying Evidence and Only Had to Pay $200,000 →

After paying largest criminal fine ever, BP will still receive federal contracts →

Despite paying $4.5 billion, including a record $1.26 billion criminal fine, BP will not be prohibited from receiving future government contracts because it is too big to debar. Federal contractors of a certain size get a pass on fraudulent or even criminal actions because the government relies so heavily on their services. Read more at Bloomberg Businessweek.