"Criminal Charges Likely From Gulf Oil Spill, Legal Experts Say"

"Federal investigators are likely to file criminal charges against at least one of the companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico spill, raising the prospects of significantly higher penalties than a current $75 million cap on civil liability, legal experts say.

The inquiry by the Homeland Security and Interior Departments into how the spill occurred is still in its early stages and authorities have not confirmed whether a criminal investigation has been launched."

Marisa Taylor reports for McClatchy Newspapers May 13, 2010.

Thursday, May 13, 2010