Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
11Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
BP Criminal Affidavit

BP Criminal Affidavit

Ratings: (0)|Views: 43,441 |Likes:
Published by danxmcgraw

More info:

Published by: danxmcgraw on Apr 24, 2012
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

04/25/2012

pdf

text

original

 
AFFIDAVIT
I,BARBARAO'DONNELL,beingdulysworn,deposeandstate:1.IamaSpecialAgentwiththeFederalBureauofInvestigation("FBI"),assignedto.theNewOrleansfieldoffice..~IhavebeenemployedasaSpecialAgentforovertwentyyearsandhaveparticipatedinhundredsofinvestigationsandarrests,includingcasesinvolvingobstructionofjustice.IampresentlyassignedtotheDeepwaterHorizonTaskForce,basedinNewOrleans,Louisiana.TheTaskForceisinvestigatingpotentialcriminalactivityrelatedtotheApril20,2010Macondowellexplosionsthatresultedinthedeathsofelevenmenand.thelargestoilspillinUnitedStateshistory.AmongtheareasunderinvestigationiswhetherBPpIcC'BP")and/orindividualsemployedbyBPviolatedanyfederalcriminallawsbyintentionallyunderstatingtheamountofoilthatwasflowingfromtheMacondowellfollowingtheApril20,2010explosions.2.Iamfamiliarwiththecircumstancesoftheoffensesdescribedinthisaffidavitthroughacombinationofpersonalknowledgeofthefacts;discussionswithotherFBISpecialAgents;discussionswithotherlawenforcementandregulatoryofficials;andotherinvestigativeactivitiesconductedandinvestigativematerialsobtainedduringtheinvestigation.3.ImakethisaffidavitinsupportofanapplicationforissuanceofanarrestwarrantforKURTMIXfortwocountsofobstructionofjusticeinviolationTitle18"UnitedStatesCode,Section1512(c)(1).Thisaffidavitdoesnotincludeallfactsknowntome,butrathercontainsfactssufficienttosupporttheissuanceofanarrestwarrant.4.MIXwasaBPDrillingandCompletionsProjectEngineerwhoresignedfromBPinoraboutJanuary2012.FollowingtheMacondowellexplosions,MIXworkedwithinBPonanumberofeffortstostoptheflowofoil,includingtheunsuccessfulTopKilleffortinMay2010.Asaresult,MIXgeneratedandhadaccesstoBPinternaldataregardingtheamountofoilflowingfromthewellaftertheexplosions.5.Asdiscussedindetailbelow,MIXdeletednumerouselectronicrecordsrelatingtothe
DeepwaterHorizon
disasterresponse,includingrecordsconcerningtheamountofoilpotentiallyflowingfromthewell,afterbeingrepeatedlyinformedofhisobligationtomaintainsuchrecordsandafteritbecameapparentthathiselectronicrecordsweretobecollectedbyanoutsidevendorretainedbyBP'scounseltocollectelectronicdocuments(the"VENDOR").6.Specifically,MIXdeletedallofhistextmessages(hundredsintotal)with:
(1)
BP'sthen-DrillingEngineeringManagerfortheGulfofMexico("SUPERVISOR"),and(2)anoutsidecontractorwithwhomMIXwasworkingonthespillresponse("CONTRACTOR").Amongtherecoveredinformation
 
MIXdeletedincludesreal-timeflow-rateanalysisduringtheTopKilloperationindicatingthatTopKillwasnotworking,contrarytoBP'spublicstatementsatthattime.7.OntheeveningofApril20,2010,theDeepwaterHorizonrig,leasedbyBP,wascompletingworkontheMacondowellintheGulfofMexico.Thatevening,therigexperiencedanuncontrolledblowoutofgasandoil,whichquicklyledtotwomassiveexplosions.8.OnoraboutApril2L2010,theUnitedStatesCoastGuardandtheMineralsandManagementServicecommencedajointinvestigationofthe
DeepwaterHorizon
disaster,resultingintheformationofaformalMarineBoardofInvestigation.BeginninginoraboutMay2010,theMarineBoardofInvestigationheldformalhearingsintheEasternDistrictofLouisianaandtooktestimonyfromvariouswitnessesinregardtothedisaster.9.OnoraboutApril21,2010,MIXbeganworkmodelingthepotentialflowratefromtheleakingMacondowell,andsharedhisestimates,rangingfrom64,000barrelsofoilperday("BOPD")to138,000BOPD,withSUPERVISOR.10.OnoraboutApril22,2010,MIXreceivedhisfirstLegalHoldNotice,whichalertedMIXtohisobligationtoretainallrecordsrelevanttotheMacondowellincidentandexpresslyincludedtheobligationtopreserveinstantandtextmessagingdocuments.ThatLegalHoldNoticealsostatedthat"[w]ithholding,concealing,altering,falsifyingordestroyinganythingsubjecttothisLegalHoldOrdermaysubjectindividualsorBPtoprosecutionorothersevereconsequences."Overthefollowingtwomonths,MIXreceivedfiveadditionalLegalHoldNotices,includingonedatedMay5,2010,whichstatedonthecoverinboldandunderlinedtypethatinstantmessagesandtextmessagesneededtobepreserved.11.DuringthelastweekinApril2010,MIXexchangedbyemailvariousflow-rate-relateddatawithotherBPengineers(includingSUPERVISOR),andwithoutsidecontractors(includingCONTRACTOR),amongothers.Forexample,onoraboutApril24,2010,MIX
ernailed
CONTRACTORadocumentthatincludeddifferentflow-rateestimatesrangingfrom8,600BOPDto69,500BOPD.Likewise,onoraboutApril29,2010,MIXsenttoSUPERVISORaseriesofflow-rateestimatesbasedoncomplexmodeling,whichrangedfrom1,000BOPDto146,000BOPD.12.OnoraboutMay18,2010,ateamofBPscientists(includingMIXandSUPERVISOR)andothersconcludedthat,althoughTopKillcouldpotentiallybesuccessfulifthewellwasflowingoilatarateofapproximately5,000BOPD(BP'spublicestimateatthattime),BP'sinternaldatasuggestedthatTopKillwasunlikelytosucceediftheoil-flowratewas15,000BOPDormore.
 
13.OnoraboutMay24,2010,BPannouncedthatTopKillwouldstartonthemorningofMay26.BothBP'sCEOandCOOatthetimepubliclystatedthatdaythatTopKillhada60to70percentchanceofsuccess.14.OnoraboutMay26,2010atabout10:25p.m.,attheendofthefirstdayoftheTopKilleffort;MIXtextedSUPERVISOR:
Toomuchflowrate-over15,000andtoolargeanorifice.Pumpedover12,800bblofmudtodayplus
5
separatebridgingpills.Tired.Goinghomeandgettingreadyforroundthreetomorrow.
Asdescribedbelow,MIXlaterdeletedthistext.15.OnoraboutMay28,2010,BPcontinuedpubliclytostatethatTopKillwasbroadlyproceedingaccordingtoplan.16.OnoraboutMay29,2010,BPterminatedtheTopKilleffortandpubliclyannounceditsfailure.BP'sstockpricedroppedapproximately15percentonthenexttradingday.17.OnoraboutJune1,2010,theAttorneyGeneralpubliclyannouncedthattheDepartmentofJustice
("DOr)
hadlaunchedacriminalinvestigationintotheoilspill.18.InAugust2010,the
U.
S.SecuritiesandExchangeCommission("SEC"),incoordinationwithDO])submittedasubpoenatoBPforallflow-raterelateddocumentsfromApril20,2010toAugust9,2010.BothDO]prosecutorsandSECattorneyswereinfrequentcommunicationwithBPregardingthisandsubsequentrequests.19.OnoraboutSeptember22,2010,MIXreceivedanemailfromVENDORnotifyingMIXthatVENDORwouldbecollectingdocuments.TheemailsoughttoscheduleatimewithMIXtocollect"allactiveelectronicdata."OnoraboutSeptember27,2010,MIXmetwithVENDOR,whoretrievedsomeofMIX'srelevanthardcopydocuments.

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->