"New Indictments for ex-BP Executive, Engineer Over Gulf Spill"

"Federal prosecutors unveiled new criminal indictments on Wednesday against a former BP Plc executive and a former BP engineer charged with obstructing investigations into the April 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill."

"The new indictment of former executive David Rainey adds language suggesting he knew of the congressional probe he was charged with obstructing when he provided false information soon after the spill to members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, including about the rate that oil flowed from the ruptured Macondo well.

Last month, U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt in New Orleans dismissed a count of obstruction of Congress against Rainey in part because it lacked sufficient detail, which the revised indictment is intended to address."

Jonathan Stempel reports for Reuters June 20, 2013.

Source: Reuters, 06/20/2013