Punishment

U.S. Preps Charges in BP Spill

U.S. prosecutors are preparing to file the first criminal charges against BP employees for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, says The Wall Street Journal. While the specific targets are unknown, investigators are focusing on several Houston-based engineers and at least one of their supervisors. Prosecutors say these suspects provided false information to regulators about the risks of the oil well while it was still operating. Charges could be brought in early 2012.