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An America drowning in red ink is the land of the free no more
Topic - Robert Kaluza
The trial for two BP employees charged in the deadly 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig has been put on hold while a federal appeals court considers the dismissal of some of the manslaughter charges filed against them.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge agreed Thursday to extend a deadline for the Justice Department to decide whether to appeal the dismissal of some manslaughter counts against two BP employees charged in the deadly 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.
Two BP rig supervisors and a former BP executive were scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on criminal charges stemming from the deadly Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and the company's response to the massive 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Two men who worked for BP during the 2010 Gulf oil spill disaster have been charged with manslaughter and a third with lying to federal investigators, according to indictments made public Thursday, hours after BP announced it was paying $4.5 billion in a settlement with the U.S. government over the disaster.