Halliburton Co has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence related to the
2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and will pay the maximum possible statutory fine,
the US Department of Justice said on Thursday.
The plea agreement
requires court approval, and also requires the Houston-based company to be
subject to three years of probation and to continue its cooperation with the
government's ongoing criminal probe.
Halliburton also made a voluntary
$55 million payment to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation that is not
subject to court approval of the plea agreement, the Justice Department
A spokeswoman for Halliburton did not immediately respond to
requests for comment.