BP Plc gets away with a $4.5 Billion fine. It ain't enough.
by Ziks511 - 11/15/12 1:40 PM
It may be a record fine, but it's chump change to BP, and goes nowhere to helping reimburse the Federal Government for losses it will be paying for for decades.
BP is still liable to civil prosecution and suits.
The DoJ got $8 Billion for illegal business practices from GSK Pharmaceuticals. Why didn't they go for $12 Billion from BP for grossly negligent activity which polluted much of the Gulf shore.