Friday, August 27, 2010

Thirty percent of BP personnel take the Fifth

Today's Wall St Journal lists ten BP and Transocean executives and workers involved in the Gulf well blowout. At hearings into the disaster, three of them have refused to testify, claiming fifth amendment protections against self incrimination.
It is generally agreed that the well blowout was caused by BP executives Donald Vidrene and Robert Kaluza who decided to ignore instrument indications of a gas leak in the well. Vidrine and Kaluza are two of the three BP men who took the fifth.
Equally as interesting, the Journal cites an internal BP investigation report as their source. Could it be that disgruntled BP employees leaked the report to the Journal?
Also interesting, all the men seemed to have lawyers.

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