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Ex-BP engineer convicted of deleting text messages to obstruct oil spill probe
Source: Associated Press
December 18, 2013
A former BP drilling engineer was convicted Wednesday of deleting text messages from his cellphone to obstruct a federal investigation of the company's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
He was found guilty on one charge and acquitted of a second charge.
A federal jury deliberated for more than nine hours over three days before reaching the verdict on Kurt Mix's case. The count of obstruction of justice carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
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