Judge asked to dismiss ex-BP engineer's indictment - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports

Judge asked to dismiss ex-BP engineer's indictment

Updated:

 

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former BP engineer claims there were "serious, recurring defects" in the grand jury proceedings that led to his indictment on charges he deleted text messages about the company's response to its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Kurt Mix's attorneys asked a federal judge on Monday to dismiss his indictment on two counts of obstruction of justice before a trial scheduled to start in December.

Mix's lawyers said newly disclosed transcripts show prosecutors never provided the grand jury with any evidence about the content of the text messages and voicemails that Mix is charged with deleting. They also claim prosecutors made errors in instructing the grand jury.

U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. didn't immediately rule on Mix's latest request to dismiss the charges against him.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

Powered by WorldNow

Fox 8 WVUE-TV
Louisiana Media Company, LLC.
1025 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70125

General Number: (504) 486-6161
News Tips: (504) 483-1503
News Room Fax: (504) 483-1543

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVUE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.