25 Apr '12, 3pm

Ex-BP employee deleted 300 texts about oil spill’s true size

Ever since the massive oil spill at the Deepwater Horizon well two years ago, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has been investigating the spill. And the feds have finally filed the first criminal charges , for obstruction of justice, against an engineer named Kurt Mix who worked on the oil spill. Mix, it turns out, deleted 300 text messages that contained sensitive information about the extent of the spill, just before lawyers were going to collect that sort of information from him. The DOJ’s case focuses on two incidents. In the first, “after Mix learned that his electronic files were to be collected by vendor working for BP’s lawyers,” he allegedly deleted a string of 200 text messages from his iPhone, the DOJ says. Those messages “included sensitive internal BP information collected in real-time as the Top Kill operation was occurring, which indicated that Top Kill was f...

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