Yes, it was a crime; it was a crime against nature and against the law of the land, and now the first criminal charges are being filed, according to an exclusive report at NPR.
"The first criminal charges in connection with the BP oil spill have been filed against a former BP engineer named Kurt Mix," NPR's Carrie Johnson reports exclusively.
Carrie just told our Newscast unit that Mix has been charged with obstruction of justice for allegedly deleting text messages after the spill.
The Wall Street Journal says Justice Department prosecutors are readying the first such charges related to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history — a disaster that also killed 11 workers when an oil rig blew up. Read Post
Environmental law experts tell McClatchy it's likely the Justice Department will ultimately bring criminal charges against the companies involved in the oil spill, potentially under the Clean Water and Air Acts. Oil spill - Environm... Read Post