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BP 'could face criminal case'


With less than two months to go to the start of a huge civil law action in the United States over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP lawyers are trying to reach a settlement out of court.

Roger Harrabin, the BBC's environment analyst, says that BP could face a criminal case if they are found guilty of serious wrongdoing by the State Department.

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