BP oil spill claims adjuster pleads guilty to $257,400 wire fraud

From the Times-Picayune:


A former BP oil spill claims adjuster pleaded guilty Wednesday to filing false claims for people who were not affected by the 2010 disaster. Charlie English III, 33, of LaPlace, admitted filing six bogus claims totalling $257,400, in exchange for keeping $30,000. An adjuster for the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, English admitted to wire fraud before U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan, who scheduled sentencing March 11. English faces as long as five years in prison and a fine of as much as $250,000, although maximum penalties in federal court are rare for first offenders. Read more...

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