Halliburton Manager Admits Destroying Gulf Spill Evidence

A Halliburton manager pleaded guilty Tuesday to destroying evidence on his company's role in the 2010 Gulf oil spill. (National Journal)

Halliburton manager Anthony Badalamenti entered a guilty plea Tuesday for destroying evidence connected with the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Reuters reports.

Although BP used fewer cement centralizers--essentially huge plugs--in the well than Halliurton recommended, simulations run by Badalamenti and others showed the extra centralizers would have made little difference. Prosecutors said those simulations were then deleted.