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Nervous about nukes again? Here’s what you need to know about The Button. (There is no button.) - The Washington Post
The briefcase is aluminum, 45 pounds, clad in leather and descends from a line of durable, airtight cases made specially for Erle P. Halliburton, the oil-field engineer who founded the company that would become infamous because of its associations with Dick Cheney, the Iraq war and the Deepwater Horizon oil leak.
halliburton  nukes  briefcase  #menswear 
august 2016 by yorksranter
BBC News - BP Deepwater oil spill: Ex-Halliburton manager sentenced
A former manager at US energy services giant Halliburton who admitted destroying evidence in an inquiry into the largest oil spill in US history has been sentenced to a year's probation.

Anthony Badalamenti, 62, pleaded guilty in a US district court in October.

He admitted to deleting records of computer simulations relating to the April 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

The disaster was caused by an explosion at BP's Deepwater Horizon rig, which killed 11 people.
deepwaterhorizon  legal  crime  ethics  Halliburton  government  usa  business 
january 2014 by jtyost2
BBC News - Halliburton pleads guilty to destroying oil spill evidence
A US court has accepted a guilty plea from Halliburton for destroying evidence connected with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

In a statement, the company said it had agreed to a fine of $200,000 for the unauthorised deletion of a computer record.

One of the firm's employees was also charged on Thursday.

The disaster killed 11 people in April 2010 and led to the largest offshore oil spill in US history.

Halliburton was BP's cement contractor on the drilling rig that exploded.

In its plea Halliburton accepted the charge of "intentionally causing damage without authorisation to a protected computer".

As well as being fined, the company was put on probation for three years.

US District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo said that the plea "adequately reflects the seriousness of the offence".

Halliburton said that it "believes that this closure holds significant positive impacts for the company, its employees and shareholders".

The contractor is the third of three major companies at the heart of the oil spill to admit criminal wrongdoing. BP and rig operator Transocean have already pleaded guilty to charges related to the disaster.

Meanwhile, a former manager, Anthony Badalamenti, was charged in federal court with instructing two other employees to delete data during a post-spill review of the cement job on BP's blown-out well.

His lawyer did not comment on the charge.
Halliburton  legal  crime  deepwaterhorizon 
september 2013 by jtyost2

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