Ex-BP engineer guilty of obstructing justice

Former employee convicted on one count of obstruction of justice in Gulf of Mexico oil spill case for deleting evidence.

    Ex-BP engineer guilty of obstructing justice
    BP's oil spill was the worst environmental disaster in the history of the United States [File: EPA]

    An engineer charged with obstructing justice in connection with the 2010 BP well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico was found guilty on one count by a federal jury, officials said.

    Former BP Plc employee Kurt Mix, 52, convicted on Wednesday, had faced two counts of obstruction for deleting hundreds of messages he exchanged with his supervisor and a contractor in the weeks after the spill.

    He was part of a team that scrambled to find a way to plug the Macondo well and figure out how much oil was leaking into the sea in what became the worst offshore disaster in US history.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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