BP needs to pay and pay and pay and pay......
"Rainey, who was BP America's vice president of exploration for the Gulf of Mexico, has been charged with obstruction of Congress and false statements.
Rainey, as part of the Unified Command handling the disaster, knowingly understated the amount of oil flowing from the damaged well. Later, the indictment says, he lied to Congress about those estimates.
Shortly after the explosion, the Unified Command, with BP's input, issued an estimate of 1,000 barrels per day of oil flowing from the well. Two days later, a scientist from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration estimated the flow was 5,000 barrels per day.
A group put together after public pressure regarding the oil flow estimates began to mount eventually concluded that the flow rate had initially been 62,000 barrels per day, and had fallen to 53,000 barrels per day by the time the well was shut down in July 2010, the indictment says.
The group estimated that 4.9 million barrels had been released during the course of the spill."