Ex-BP Exec Gets Deepwater Criminal Trial Pushed To March

Law360, New York (July 2, 2013, 6:17 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors agreed Monday to push back by five months the trial of a former BP PLC executive on charges that he lied about how much oil was escaping from a well damaged by the Deepwater Horizon explosion, after the government recently sprung a superseding indictment.

Former BP senior executive David Rainey, who was the second-in-command during BP's spill response following the disaster, had been scheduled to go on trial starting Oct. 15 on charges that he misled Congress and law enforcement about the rate of...
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