Special Master Files Latest Motion Seeking Return of Allegedly Fraudulent Gulf Spill Payment

On January 26, 2015, Judge Louis Freeh, the Special Master charged with investigating claims submitted to the Gulf Settlement Program, filed another motion seeking the return of payments which the Special Master believes were made based upon fraudulent claims.  The subject of the Special Master’s latest motion is Tony Riley, a Louisiana shrimper who, according to the motion, received more than $221,680 from the Settlement Program based upon claims that relied on falsified tax returns that were in fact never filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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BP answers frequently asked questions about the Deepwater Horizon accident, its response and economic and environmental restoration work.

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