Federal prosecutors appeal decision for new trial in former BP engineer case

Federal prosecutors on filed an appeal against U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval’s December 2013 decision to throw out an obstruction of justice conviction of former BP engineer Kurt Mix and arrange a another trial for him set for August 18, the Claims Journal reported on July 14.

Mix allegedly deleted text messages between himself, a supervisor, and a BP contractor in regards to the amount of oil spilling from the Macondo well after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in April 2010. Prosecutors asserted that he did this intentionally to obstruct this information and hinder investigation into the event. Although originally convicted, his case was appealed because a member of the jury brought outside information that in her mind confirmed his guilt.

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