A former Halliburton manager was sentenced him to one year of probation for destroying evidence in the aftermath of BP’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Anthony Badalamenti had faced a maximum of one year in prison at his sentencing by U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey. Badalamenti pleaded guilty in October to one misdemeanor count of destruction of evidence.
The 62-year-old also has to perform 100 hours of community service and pay a $1,000 fine.
Houston-based Halliburton in September pleaded guilty for destroying evidence related to the disaster. The oilfield services company was sentenced to the statutory maximum fine of $200,000 and three years’ probation in the plea deal.
In a separate Deepwater Horizon-related matter, an appeals court earlier recently upheld BP PLC’s (NYSE: BP) multibillion-dollar settlement with lawyers for businesses and residents claiming the oil spill hurt them financially.
BP has challenged the interpretation of the settlement more than once over the past year. A three-judge panel of the Fifth Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 earlier this month that U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier did not err in his approval of the settlement in 2012, The Associated Press reports.