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Ex-BP Engineer Criminal Trial Over Spill-Size Data Postponed

The trial of a former BP Plc engineer charged with destroying evidence sought for a U.S. probe of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill will be postponed to June 10, a judge said.

Kurt Mix, who was charged with obstruction of justice for allegedly deleting text-message strings from his mobile phone, had been facing a Feb. 25 trial date, the same day another federal judge in New Orleans is scheduled to begin a trial over liability for the spill.