New Jersey senators to reschedule BP hearings
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NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey's U.S. senators are continuing their investigation into whether BP played a role in the release of convicted Pan Am 103 bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi last year.
A hearing on Capitol Hill was cancelled last week after BP and British government officials refused to attend. Senator Robert Menendez and Senator Frank Lautenberg said they now plan to hold a hearing in September. They also said they may try to subpoena former BP CEO Tony Hayward.
Al-Megrahi was convicted of the 1988 bombing that killed 270 people. He was sentenced to life, but was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer and released on compassionate grounds after doctors said he had just three months to live.