Anthony Badalamenti, former cementing technology director for Halliburton, which was BP's cement contractor on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, had faced a maximum of one year in prison. The 62-year-old pleaded guilty in October to one count of destruction of evidence.
US district judge Jay Zainey sentenced Badalamenti to perform 100 hours of community service and ordered him to pay a $1,000 fine on top of the year’s probation. "I still feel that you're a very honorable man," he told Badalamenti. "I have no doubt that you've learned from this mistake."
Badalamenti expressed remorse for causing "undue stress" to his relatives and friends. "I am truly sorry for what I did," he said.
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