Judge accepts $4 billion criminal settlement for BP's guilty plea
The US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has approved BP’s plea to resolve all federal criminal charges against the company, in relation to the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico
BP America vice president Luke Keller, who was present during the court hearing, said: “Our guilty plea makes clear, BP understands and acknowledges its role in that tragedy, and we apologize – BP apologizes – to all those injured and especially to the families of the lost loved ones.”
“BP is also sorry for the harm to the environment that resulted from the spill, and we apologize to the individuals and communities who were injured,” Keller added.
Neither the Justice Department nor BP presented arguments to the judge before her decision.