Houston attorney Thomas Fox says revelations about U.S. spying abroad could sour other nations to cooperating with bribery prosecutions that the U.S. has leveled against the energy industry and other businesses in recent years.
The oil field services company’s day of reckoning finally comes Thursday, not for conduct leading up to the disaster but rather what it did afterward: destroying what the government regarded as evidence.
Justice Department prosecutors have urged a federal judge to reject a request to postpone the manslaughter trial of two BP supervisors who worked on the rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
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