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Investigations BP May Face Manslaughter Charges Charles Dharapak / AP Photo

BP May Face Manslaughter Charges

The Deepwater Horizon disaster may cost BP more than just the price of the cleanup: Federal investigators are considering charging BP managers with manslaughter for the rig explosion, which killed 11 people. The Justice Department opened a criminal investigation into the case in June. If charged, the convictions could carry sentences of up to 10 years.

March 29, 2011 2:56 AM