Man gets prison for oil-spill fraud
by Associated Press
Published: May 18,2012
GULFPORT — A 28-year-old Gulfport man has been sentenced to prison for 37 months and ordered to make restitution of $27,000 for fraud involving an oil-spill recovery claim.
Moses W. Keys was sentenced Wednesday.
U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. also ordered three years of probation.
Keys had received an emergency check for $23,200 on Oct. 13, 2010, for income he claimed he lost from a job with John Miner’s Fresh Seafood in Gulfport.
In November 2010, he gave the Gulf Coast Claims Facility a claim for final payment that showed a one-year loss of more than $78,000 from that job and one with Emeril’s Gulf Coast Fish House in Gulfport.
Keys pleaded guilty in February and had remained free on bond.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Chris McDaniel gets a thank you note from Travis Childers
- UPDATED: House subcommittee tosses discrimination elements from religious freedom bill
- Lawmakers debating alternative to Medicaid expansion
- Nehi Bottling Company has been a Cleveland fixture for 85 years
- States settle with manufacturers in DRAM price-fixing case
- Senate passes teacher pay raise legislation
- Quapaw Canoe Company gains legislative support in battle with tax department
- Pickering collects more money from failed beef plant project
- Running with the big dogs — Hollywood Feed taking small-store feel to national level