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Justice Dept. Exploring Possibility of Criminal Charges Against BP

BPBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The Justice Department appears to be sharpening it chops as it considers taking a pound of flesh out of oil giant BP, which has failed to put a cap on the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that a team of federal prosecutors and investigators have taken the initial steps into looking into the possibility of criminal charges to see whether the company “skirted federal safety regulations and misled the U.S. government by saying it could quickly clean up an environmental accident.”

The paper reports that federal and state authorities have told BP not to destroy documents and internal documents.

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Mexican Cartels Join Forces to Wipe Out Hitman Gang

Mexico border mapBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The drug war in Mexico just got more complicated.

The Associated Press reports that the Gulf and La Familia drug cartels in Mexico, which were bitter rivals, have joined forces in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas to try and eliminate a gang of hitmen known as the Zetas gang.

The effort has raised concerns of even more violence in an already very violent environment, AP reported.

The Zetas gang was once the enforcement arm of the Gulf cartel.

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