BP, Transocean, Halliburton at center of “wide-ranging criminal probe” into “falsified test results” and obstruction


Today the Washington Post reports investigators from the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Coast Guard and other federal agencies are conducting a "wide-ranging criminal probe", at the center of which is BP, Transocean, and Halliburton, which finished cementing the Macondo well less than a day before the blow-out.

The Post adds it is "now clear that they are also looking into whether company officials made false statements to regulators, obstructed justice or falsified test results for devices such as the rig's failed blowout preventer."

A law enforcement official told the Post, "Criminal investigators will look for evidence that MMS inspectors were bribed or promised industry jobs in exchange for lenient treatment. 'Every instinct I have tells me there ought to be numerous indictable cases in that connection between MMS and the industry.'"

3 comments to BP, Transocean, Halliburton at center of “wide-ranging criminal probe” into “falsified test results” and obstruction

  • voice of reason

    the EPA and Coast Guard running the investigation? Those two have been criminally complicit throughout this entire process. Who will investigate them??

  • Rense & Icke, Gulf Oil Disaster June 29th, yet timeless, excerpt
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhW6GKWuAMM
    David Icke stressing calculation rather than incompetence for the Gulf disaster. And that bold forces wish to have populations in a state of fear and chaos in order to rule over them. He also points out that BP's behaviour doesn't add up - "BP is just going through the motions".

  • "the EPA and Coast Guard running the investigation? Those two have been criminally complicit throughout this entire process. "

    So they are safe to dispatch "conveniently" the responsibilities.

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