BP Oil Spill: 2 Employees To Face Manslaughter Charges, Report Says

BP oil spill manslaughter
BP oil spill manslaughter

NEW ORLEANS -- Oil giant BP has agreed to pay a criminal penalty in the billions of dollars for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a person familiar with the deal said Thursday.

The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record about the deal, also said that two BP PLC employees face manslaughter charges over the death of 11 people in the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that triggered the massive spill.

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