The former BP engineer who is charged with obstruction of justice in the first criminal case stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill alleged this week that federal prosecutors withheld evidence that may clear him. As hearings over criminal charges against ex-BP engineer Kurt Mix begin and the civil trial against BP, Halliburton and Transocean continues, the Mobile, Alabama, oil spill attorneys at Long & Long continue to help business and property owners affected by the disaster. If you suffered income loss or diminution of property value after the oil spill, please call us today at 251-432-2277 for your free claim review; time to seek compensation under last year’s settlement with BP is limited. Our experienced oil spill lawyers have helped a number of people from the Gulf Coast regions of Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Louisiana and Texas file successful claims related to:
Earlier this week, Mix, who is accused of deleting text messages about BP’s response to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, said that Justice Department attorneys failed to release sworn statements from BP executives as well as Coast Guard records that would rebut the charges against him. Meanwhile, the civil trial intended to assign shares of responsibility to BP, Deepwater Horizon oil rig owner Transocean, and contractor Halliburton recently concluded its first phase; attorneys on both sides now have just under two months to submit briefs that summarize their opinions regarding the evidence presented in the first phase of the trial. The second phase of the trial will focus on the time span between the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the sealing of the well. If you lost income or experienced diminished property value following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, please contact Long & Long today for your free case consultation.