December 21, 2010

BP says it didn't violate probation in North Slope spill

BP Monday pleaded not guilty to probation violations relating to its criminal conviction for a major North Slope oil spill in 2006. If found guilty of the violations, BP could face maximum penalties of five years of additional probation and a $12 million fine, assistant U.S. attorney Aunnie Steward told a federal magistrate judge Monday in Anchorage.

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