BP May Have Helped Free Lockerbie Bomber: Sen.

Law360, New York (July 13, 2010, 2:33 PM EDT) -- Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., is calling for a congressional investigation into allegations that embattled oil giant BP PLC encouraged U.K officials to release convicted Pan Am Flight 103 bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi in order to protect its lucrative oil contracts with the Libyan government.

Media reports that oil contracts between BP and the Libyan government might have affected the early release of Megrahi, as well as new questions about the veracity of Megrahi's official medical records, are “disturbing developments that demand the attention of Congress,” Lautenberg...
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