Tell the Department of Justice to Charge Halliburton Manager with Obstruction of Justice

Sign Petition Demanding DOJ Prosecute Individual Who Directed Destruction of Oil Spill Evidence

Update: On September 19, 2013, the DOJ charged Anthony Badalamenti with one count of destruction of evidence. Badalamenti is alleged to have instructed two of his Halliburton colleagues to destroy evidence material to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill investigation.

A federal court judge has approved the plea agreement that allows Halliburton to walk away with a $200,000 fine and three years probation for destroying evidence tied to 2010 BP oil disaster.

Though the agency has not announced whether or not it will seek charges against the employee who made the decision to destroy the evidence — and who still works for Halliburton.

Now that Halliburton is off the hook, the only way to get some shred of justice is for the DOJ to immediately indict the individual responsible for the crime.

Sign Your Name Below to Demand DOJ Holds Corporate Criminals Accountable.

We the undersigned, are appalled at the meager charge and sanctions levied against Halliburton for destruction of evidence tied to the 2010 oil spill disaster. In recognition of the court’s unfortunate decision to accept this deal, we now call on the Department of Justice to pursue, without further delay, obstruction of justice charges against the Halliburton manager, who instructed two colleagues to destroy computer simulations that would have been evidence in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill investigation.

1-25 of 2185 signatures
Number Date Name Add a Comment
2185 4.1 years ago Ellen Wasfi
2184 4.1 years ago Anonymous
2183 4.1 years ago Mark Haasis
2182 4.1 years ago Anonymous
2181 4.1 years ago Casey ORourke
2180 4.1 years ago Jayne Lowry
2179 4.1 years ago Roxanna Morgado
2178 4.1 years ago Roxanna Morgado
2177 4.1 years ago Dennis Yee
2176 4.1 years ago Corinne Cather
2175 4.1 years ago Valerie Friedman
2174 4.1 years ago Ross McKenzie
2173 4.1 years ago Lisa Pereira This is absolutely crazy! Where is the accountability?
2172 4.1 years ago Claudia Ruck
2171 4.1 years ago Brad Nelson
2170 4.1 years ago Connie Jones
2169 4.1 years ago Laura Riley
2168 4.1 years ago S. Janet Payne I have friends who completely lost their businesses because of the Deepwater Horizon spill.
2167 4.1 years ago Joanne Rousculp
2166 4.1 years ago Dee Emrich
2165 4.1 years ago MICHAEL TAUSTINE
2164 4.1 years ago Anonymous
2163 4.1 years ago Jeff Childers
2162 4.1 years ago jeb fries
2161 4.2 years ago marie leven $ 200,000 is a joke for a company like Halliburton.
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