Judge Won't Revisit Dropping Ex-BP Exec's Obstruction Claim

Law360, New York (June 21, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Friday refused to bring back obstruction charges against a former BP PLC executive accused of misleading Congress about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, shooting down a bid from federal prosecutors two days after receiving the request.

Government attorneys lodged the motion for reconsideration on Wednesday along with a superseding indictment adding more detail to claims against former BP vice president David Rainey that were tossed by U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt for being too vague. The judge responded by issuing...
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