The whistleblower, an unidentified former BP employee, will get an unspecified portion of the settlement for helping to build the case. "British Petroleum thought it could get away with overcharging the state of California by providing false and misleading information to help its own bottom line," Becerra said..BP will pay California $ million to settle a lawsuit that accused it of overcharging government offices for natural gas by hundreds of millions of dollars Becerra announced the agreement on Thursday, saying the settlement would be a deterrent to other businesses planning to overcharge the state..SACRAMENTO, Calif. AP BP Energy Co. is paying California $ million to settle claims that it overcharged the state for natural gas between , officials announced Thursday..BP Energy Co. is paying California $ million to settle claims that it overcharged the state for natural gas between , officials announced Thursday..
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