Lawyer accused of misconduct resigns from BP case

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A lawyer working for the administrator overseeing a multibillion-dollar settlement from the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf has resigned after being accused of misconduct.

A huge oil slick approaches the beach in Orange Beach, Ala., Friday, July 2, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon incident is expected to come ashore over the July 4th weekend. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A lawyer working for the administrator overseeing a multibillion-dollar settlement from the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf has resigned after being accused of misconduct.

Nick Gagliano is a spokesman for court-appointed administrator Patrick Juneau. He told The Associated Press that the lawyer, Lionel H. Sutton III, quit Friday morning.

Gagliano said Juneau would have no further comment beyond a statement he issued earlier Friday, in which he pledged to conduct a thorough investigation.

BP PLC is calling for an independent probe.

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