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Attorney Calls to Reopen Criminal Probe of BP

June 2, 2010, 10:39 pm

My Fox Houston

KRISTINE GALVAN

TEXAS CITY, Texas - Business is good at Boyd’s One Stop in Texas City, but for the bulk of customers, what's happening in the Gulf isn't just threatening their hobby - there's a fear it will soon threaten their jobs.

"We have a lot of BP employees that come through here to fish a whole lot," said Jason Cogburn, of Boyd's. "They're probably going fishing to get away."

Texas City is home to a BP refinery that employs nearly 4000 people, according to the company's website.

With an oil slick in the gulf and a federal investigation into possible criminal wrong doing, what happened at the Texas City refinery five years ago could mean big trouble for BP and ultimately: its' employees.

"You question why you'd want to continue to work for a company that has such notorious criminal history of pleading guilty to all these criminal things," said attorney Brent Coon. "Criminal things. That means they did them knowing what they were doing and they did these things knowing they'd result in fatalities."

Coon is referring to another BP tragedy.

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