Ex-BP Engineer Loses Bid For Grand Jury Docs In Spill Case

Law360, Chicago (June 7, 2013, 4:51 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Thursday refused to turn over grand jury transcripts to defense attorneys for a former BP PLC engineer who claimed the documents could undermine indictments against him for allegedly destroying evidence related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

A mistake prosecutors made in describing an obstruction of justice charge against Kurt Mix to the grand jury was relatively minor and had little impact on their decision to return a superseding indictment against him, U.S. District Judge Stanwood R. Duval said in a...
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