BP oil spill criminal penalties http://apr.org en 2 BP Rig Supervisors Seek 9-month Delay In Trial http://apr.org/post/2-bp-rig-supervisors-seek-9-month-delay-trial <p></p><p>Defense attorneys are seeking a nine-month delay in the trial of two BP rig supervisors charged with manslaughter in the deaths of 11 workers on the rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.</p><p>Lawyers for Robert Kaluza and Donald Vidrine said in a court filing Wednesday that they need more time to review millions of pages of documents that Justice Department prosecutors have produced in preparation for a trial scheduled to begin Jan. 14.</p><p>U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. didn't immediately rule on their request. Prosecutors are opposed to a delay.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 22:14:01 +0000 The Associated Press 36865 at http://apr.org 2 BP Rig Supervisors Seek 9-month Delay In Trial Trial Delayed For Ex-BP Executive In Spill Probe http://apr.org/post/trial-delayed-ex-bp-executive-spill-probe <p>A federal judge has postponed the trial of a former BP executive charged with concealing information from Congress about the amount of oil that was spewing from the company's blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.</p><p>U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt agreed Wednesday to give David Rainey's attorneys more time to prepare for the trial that was scheduled to start on Oct. 14. His new trial date is March 10, 2014.</p><p>In May, Engelhardt dismissed an obstruction charge that was the backbone of the case against Rainey, who was BP's vice president of exploration for the Gulf.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 21:54:35 +0000 The Associated Press 33479 at http://apr.org Trial Delayed For Ex-BP Executive In Spill Probe Ala Coastal Leaders: BP Criminal Penalties Proper http://apr.org/post/ala-coastal-leaders-bp-criminal-penalties-proper <p>Leaders and activists on the Alabama coast are pleased BP will face criminal penalties for the Gulf oil spill, but they say civil payments are the real key.</p><p>The executive director of Mobile Baykeeper, Casi Callaway, said Thursday oil still washes on to the Alabama coast daily and criminal sanctions are warranted. She wants to know how much money will be available for repairing the environment.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:27:27 +0000 The Associated Press 20739 at http://apr.org Ala Coastal Leaders: BP Criminal Penalties Proper