Ex-BP Exec Gets Obstruction Charge Thrown Out

Law360, New York (May 20, 2013, 10:48 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Monday dropped an obstruction charge from the indictment of the former BP PLC executive who was second-in-command during the Deepwater Horizon disaster, finding the government didn’t allege he knew of the congressional investigation he was charged with obstructing.

Former BP executive David Rainey is charged with misleading Congress about the amount of oil gushing from the Macondo well during the Deepwater Horizon disaster and making false statements to law enforcement officials. The Macondo well experienced a devastating blowout in April 2010...
To view the full article, register now.