BP and federal prosecutors have asked a judge to approve a $4B guilty plea for the 2010...

|About: BP p.l.c. (BP)|By:, SA News Editor
BP and federal prosecutors have asked a judge to approve a $4B guilty plea for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blast, over objections from victims that the deal is insufficient punishment for the deaths and injuries it caused. The judge should consider BP’s punishment in light of the additional $24.2B it has spent so far on cleanup efforts and related civil litigation and settlements, prosecutors say.