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BP Employee Charged with Spill Coverup

A former BP engineer appeared in federal court Tuesday chained at the wrist and ankles to face criminal charges that he intentionally deleted hundreds of text messages about the amount of oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from the company's blown-out well in 2010. Kurt Mix, 50, of Katy, Texas, was charged with two counts of obstruction of justice and faces 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each count.
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