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Ex-BP executive's trial delayed

1 year ago Thursday, May 09, 2013 9:32:58 AM CDT May 09, 2013 Thursday, May 09 2013 May 9, 2013 in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has agreed to postpone the trial of a former BP executive. David Rainey is charged with concealing information from Congress about the amount of oil that was leaking from the company's blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

Rainey's trial was scheduled to start on September 23, but U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt agreed Wednesday to move the trial date to Octocber 15. Rainey's attorneys had requested the delay for unspecified "personal scheduling reasons."

Rainey pleaded not guilty in November to charges of obstruction of Congress and making false statements. Prosecutors said Rainey, who was BP's vice president of exploration for the Gulf of Mexico, withheld information that more oil was gushing from the well than BP initially estimated.

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