Ex-BP engineer granted new trial over oil spill


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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  • lawyersarescum
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    Not an impartial jury - now there's a shock where BP are concerned.
    13 Jun 2014, 06:42 AM Reply Like
  • spike77
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    Of course the real winners are always the lawyers
    13 Jun 2014, 07:44 AM Reply Like
  • 1980XLS
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    Anybody find it interesting that in the financial sector, nobody is charged personally, and all criminal penalties are resolved with shareholder's money.

     

    It is a bankster's world indeed.
    13 Jun 2014, 08:13 AM Reply Like
  • spike77
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    If BP. was a bank, the Gulf spill would have been cleared up at the taxpayers expense, the company would have been given huge amounts of oil to replace the oil that was spilled and all BP executives would have received a massive year-on-year bonus. Perhaps that's something BP's defence lawyers should use to show the massive diversity in the justice system in the USA
    29 Aug 2014, 08:44 AM Reply Like
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