BP is to pay the biggest criminal fine in US history of $1.26bn, as part of a $4.5bn (£2.8bn) settlement related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.
The oil giant plead guilty to a total of 14 criminal charges including 11 relating to the deaths of 11 workers
The previous record fine was held by Pfizer Inc, who paid a $1.3 billion fine in 2009 for a marketing fraud.
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