Nightly News   |  January 29, 2013

BP ordered to pay $4 billion

A federal judge has approved a deal calling for BP to pay $4 billion in criminal penalties for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the worst environmental disaster of all time. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> a federal judge in new orleans has approved a deal calling for bp to pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties from the deepwater horizon spill, the worst environmental disaster of all time. it includes manslaughter charges for the 11 workers who died on the rig. the judge called it just punishment for what has happened.