Former Halliburton manager Anthony Badalamenti was sentenced on Tuesday to one year of probation for destroying evidence in the aftermath of 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The 62-year-old will have to perform 100 hours of community service and pay a $1,000 fine.
Badalamenti faced a maximum prison term of one year at his U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey sentencing .
In October, Badalamenti pleaded guilty to one count of destruction of evidence, a misdemeanor charge.
At the time of the spill, Badalamenti was the cementing technology director for Halliburton Energy Services Inc.
Halliburton was BP’s cement contractor on the Deepwater Horizon at the time of the incident.
Prosecutors said he instructed two Halliburton employees to delete data during a review of the cement work on the blown-out Macondo well.
Judge Zainey said probation is “very reasonable in this case.”
“I am truly sorry for what I did,” Badalamenti said to the courtroom.