DOJ Can't Maintain Charges Against BP Traders

Law360, New York (September 18, 2009, 4:08 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Texas has chucked indictments against four ex-BP America traders, shooting down the U.S. Department of Justice's allegations that they conspired to manipulate the U.S. propane market.

U.S. District Judge Gray H. Miller of the Southern District of Texas dismissed the indictments against former natural gas traders Cody Dean Claborn and Carrie Kienenberger, former vice president James Warren Summers, and trading manager Mark David Radley, whom the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission called the key architect of a plan to establish a massive...
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