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Ex-BP engineer's retrial postponed while prosecutors appeal decision that negated conviction

foxnews.com2014-07-22 23:31:41Cache

NEW ORLEANS –  The August retrial of a former BP engineer accused of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been postponed while an appeals court decides whether a judge was right to throw out his earlier conviction. Federal prosecutors allege that Kurt Mix illegally deleted text messages to obstruct an investigation involving the amount of oil flowing from BP's Macondo well after the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion.