US Renews Obstruction Bid Against Ex-BP Exec

Law360, New York (June 19, 2013, 7:13 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors on Wednesday filed a superseding indictment in Louisiana federal court, seeking to shore up an allegation that BP PLC’s second-in-command during the Deepwater Horizon disaster knew of a congressional investigation he allegedly obstructed, a claim that was previously dismissed as too vague.

According to the indictment, David Rainey, BP’s former vice president of exploration in the Gulf of Mexico and deputy incident commander following the April 2010 blowout, was aware of a pending investigation after being called to attend a briefing session on the...
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