Exec not guilty in oil spill probe
A federal jury found a former BP executive not guilty of making false statements to investigators in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Prosecutors said David Rainey, in the early days of the spill, had manipulated calculations to match a fart-oo-low government estimate of the amount of oil spewing into the Gulf after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. He was charged with lying about having done so during a 2011 interview with federal investigators. However, defense attorneys said Rainey’s figures were made honestly.