BP Could Face Manslaughter Charges for Deepwater Horizon Deaths


In a rare move, federal prosecutors are considering whether to bring charges of involuntary manslaughter or seaman’s manslaughter , a more blanket claim that can come with a ten-year penalty, against BP for the Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed eleven workers. But before you get all excited picturing Tony Hayward in an orange jumpsuit, the charges could be for low-level managers who ran the operation but may not have had adequate training or access to the same information as BP executives. [Bloomberg]