Ex-BP engineer granted new trial over oil spill

|About: BP p.l.c. (BP)|By:, SA News Editor

The first BP (BP) employee to be charged with crimes connected with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has won a new trial. U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval of New Orleans has given Kurt Mix another court case, stating he did not have an impartial jury.

Mix was convicted on one of two counts of obstruction for deleting hundreds of messages he exchanged with his supervisor and a contractor after the Macondo well explosion.

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