U.S. Files Criminal Charges Against BP Engineer Over Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill


Two years after oil from a BP well began gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Department of Justice has filed criminal charges alleging that a former BP employee destroyed critical evidence in the early days of the unfolding disaster.The charges are the first to be filed in what the Obama administration has called the worst environmental disaster in American history, and they are significant because they target an individual employee for his actions.According to an affidavit and complaint filed today in a Louisiana court, Kurt Mix, a former…

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