Ex-BP Exec Says Congress Obstruction Charge Can't Stand

Law360, New York (March 5, 2013, 8:04 PM EST) -- A former BP PLC executive urged a Louisiana federal court Monday to toss charges that he misled Congress about the amount of oil gushing from the Macondo well during the Deepwater Horizon disaster, saying that the government's obstruction charges fail as a matter of law.

David Rainey, BP's second-in-command during the spill response, argued in a brief that the U.S. Department of Justice's charge that he obstructed a congressional investigation fails as a matter of law because certain allegedly false and misleading statements were in response...
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