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Ex-BP Engineer Mix’s Travel Restrictions Eased by Judge

A former BP Plc engineer charged with destroying evidence sought in a federal probe of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill won permission to travel within the U.S. until his case comes to trial.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Daniel Knowles in New Orleans today rejected federal prosecutors’ arguments in court filings that Kurt Mix, facing obstruction of justice charges for allegedly deleting text messages about the spill, should be prohibited from traveling outside Texas, Louisiana, Massachusetts and New York without the judge’s permission.