April 17: Ex BP-employee settles US insider-trading charges related to 2010 Gulf oil spill

  • by: MARCY GORDON , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 26, 2014 - 6:41 PM

WASHINGTON — A former BP employee who was a coordinator during the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has agreed to settle federal charges of using confidential information on the seriousness of the spill to profit illegally from trading in BP stock.

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