DOJ Drops Key Prosecutors From Deepwater Obstruction Case

Law360, New York (August 22, 2013, 2:29 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday withdrew three key prosecutors from its upcoming obstruction trial of a former BP PLC engineer who is accused of destroying text message and voicemail evidence about the company’s response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.

U.S. District Judge Stanwood R. Duval approved the exit of the attorneys ahead of a trial planned for Dec. 2. Two of the prosecutors, Derek A. Cohen and Avi Gesser, are deputy directors of the DOJ’s Deepwater Horizon task force, of which the third,...
To view the full article, register now.



Case Information

Case Title

Magistrate judge case number: 

Case Number



Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit

Date Filed

May 2, 2012

Law Firms


Government Agencies

Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.