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Texas man accused of lying about blowout preventer test


October 13, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Texas man is accused of lying about tests on a blowout preventer on an offshore oil and gas platform in 2012, Acting U.S. Attorney Duane Evans said.

An indictment handed up Thursday charges Kenneth Johns, 45, of Rosharon, Texas, with one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice and two counts of making false statements.

Online court records don't show an attorney for Johns, described as a supervisor for a contract company, which is not identified. If he's convicted, maximum penalties would total 15 years in prison and $750,000 in fines.

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