BP pleads guilty to oil spill felony, to pay extra $4.5 billion

Reuters:

British oil company BP Plc pleaded guilty on Thursday to criminal charges relating to its 2010 oil spill and agreed to pay an extra $4.5 billion on top of the tens of billions it is already paying out.

BP said it would plead guilty to 11 felony counts of misconduct or neglect relating to the death of 11 workers.

Photo: A brown pelican coated in heavy oil wallows in the surf on East Grand Terre Island, Louisiana, on June 4, 2010. (Win McNamee / Getty Images)

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