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Former BP Supervisor Sentenced to No Jail Time over 2010 Disaster

HeadlineApr 08, 2016

In New Orleans, former BP rig supervisor Donald Vidrine has been sentenced to probation, but no jail time, for crimes associated with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, which killed 11 workers and caused the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Vidrine was the last of four former BP employees to be prosecuted for crimes associated with the explosion. None are serving time in prison. This comes as the CEO of BP, Bob Dudley, is facing growing revolt from the company’s own shareholders over his record-setting $19.6 million paycheck for 2015. Some shareholders are expected to attempt to block Dudley’s pay raise during a vote at the annual shareholder meeting next week.

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