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Ex-BP engineer's lawyers to ask for new trial

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NEW ORLEANS — Attorneys for a former BP engineer convicted of trying to obstruct a federal probe of the company's 2010 Gulf oil spill have asked for more time to file requests for a new trial or a post-verdict acquittal. On Tuesday, Kurt Mix's lawyers asked U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. for a weeklong extension of a Jan. 2 deadline for filing the requests. On Dec. 18, a jury convicted...

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