Clinton Defends BP In Lockerbie Bomber Release Probe

Law360, New York (July 20, 2010, 1:21 PM EDT) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has refuted allegations that BP PLC swayed the British government to release convicted Pan Am Flight 103 bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi in order to protect oil contracts with the Libyan government, as some in Congress call for a criminal probe into the reports.

Clinton said in a letter Monday to senators from New Jersey and New York that, while BP's support of a prisoner transfer agreement between the U.K and Libyan government is a part of public record, it had...
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