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Topic - Production Inc.
A federal judge on Tuesday scheduled a hearing for Jan. 29 in New Orleans to consider a plea agreement by BP Exploration and Production Inc. in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, in which the company will plead guilty to 14 counts of felony manslaughter and felony obstruction of Congress and will pay criminal fines and penalties totaling $4 billion.
BP Exploration and Production Inc. agreed Thursday to plead guilty to felony manslaughter, environmental crimes and obstruction of Congress and to pay $4 billion in criminal fines and penalties for its conduct in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, which killed 11 people and caused the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history.