Man gets jail time for fraudulent oil spill claims
Published: April 14,2011
PORT GIBSON — Authorities say a Mississippi man has been sentenced to 13 months in federal prison for making $90,000 in fraudulent claims after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The U.S. attorney’s office in Jackson says 39-year-old Dennis L. Moore of Port Gibson was sentenced yesterday. He pleaded guilty Jan. 21 to mail fraud for defrauding BP PLC and the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, which administers claims related to the spill.
U.S. Attorney John M. Dowdy Jr. says in a news release that Moore submitted false documents using a fictitious business to collect money.
He faced a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Source: Associated Press
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
One Response to “Man gets jail time for fraudulent oil spill claims”
Top Posts & Pages
- Molpus closes Fund after more than $662M in commitments
- MSU reminding fans that drones are prohibited at football games
- Politics of paying for transportation: Hand wringing and a lot of talk
- DeSoto County Supervisor Lee dies in ATV accident on his birthday
- Realtors chooses Nita Wingard
- Entergy agrees to cut $35M from its new rate plan
- Researchers: Trapping, not hunting, best way to control wild hogs
- No debate, but Cochran and Childers lobby for votes for Senate
- Ford Foundation gives to UM for new science building