Criminal Justice

Former BP Engineer Found Guilty of Destroying Evidence Related to 2010 Oil Spill

Evidence was sought by prosecutors

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A former BP Plc (BP/) senior engineer was found guilty of destroying evidence sought by the U.S. in a probe of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico well explosion and oil spill.

The U.S. accused the engineer, Kurt Mix, of deleting from his mobile phone text messages and voice mails related to BP's effort to estimate the size of the spill. A federal jury in New Orleans today found him guilty of one of two counts of obstruction of justice.