Criminal Charges Are Being Prepared in BP Spill?

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posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 08:55 AM
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online.wsj.com...

U.S. prosecutors are preparing what would be the first criminal charges against BP PLC employees stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident, which killed 11 workers and caused the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, said people familiar with the matter.

Prosecutors are focused on several Houston-based engineers and at least one of their supervisors at the British oil company, though the breadth of the investigation isn't known. The prosecutors assert the employees may have provided false information to regulators about the risks associated with the Gulf of Mexico well while its drilling was in progress, these people said.


www.cbsnews.com...

(CBS News) The Justice Department is considering filing the first criminal charges in its probe of the Gulf oil spill, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

The charges could be brought against employees of British oil giant BP, including U.S.-based engineers, with the investigation focusing on whether they provided false information to regulators regarding the risks at the Gulf well, according to the Journal, which cited people familiar with the matter.

An explosion on the Deep Water Horizon oil rig in 2010 killed 11 workers and led to a massive oil spill of more than 4 billion barrels. It was the worst offshore oil spill ever in the U.S., prompting BP to set up a $20 billion compensation fund for those affected by the disaster.


The charges, which could be brought early next year, carry penalties of a fine and up to five years in prison, according to the report. The Justice Department has still not made a final decision on whether to go forward with the charges.


It will be interesting to see if the government will actually file criminal charges against those responsible for the disaster. I did notice that in the Wall Street Journal report they claim that they are "preparing" for criminal charges, and the CBS News report states that they are "considering" criminal charges....We shall see what happens.



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posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 08:59 AM
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Its about time. These globalist's and destryers of the creation and it's creatures for the love of a dollar need to repay some of the 4 dollar a gallon plus we spend on their products. They tear the creation in half and think a band - aid is all thats gonna be used to help mend their inflicted injuries



posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 10:18 AM
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$4 a gallon? Sounds like you got it easy. Here (Holland) it is $8.22 a gallon.



posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 10:33 AM
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By a show of hands, how many think the actual criminals will be punished? Ah.. let's see, 1... 2....

How many think a few low-level scapegoats will be sacrificed? Show of hands... Oops! Too many to count....



posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 10:51 AM
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I hope it is not a consideration only. The people who are truly responsible will never be brought to justice, a justice which includes completely fixing our ecosystems that have been tainted.



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 06:00 PM
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Originally posted by Ex_CT2
By a show of hands, how many think the actual criminals will be punished? Ah.. let's see, 1... 2....

How many think a few low-level scapegoats will be sacrificed? Show of hands... Oops! Too many to count....


This.


And, what about the government's role???? Maybe a little CYA going on???

Notice, employees of BP.


The charges could be brought against employees of British oil giant BP, including U.S.-based engineers


No mention of the regulators... hmm.
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