PC Man Sentenced for BP Claims Fraud

A Panama City man is headed to federal prison after filing a false claim in the wake of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

US District Judge Richard Smoak sentenced 46 year old Daniel Marlow, Jr. to 21 months in prison for one count of wire fraud.

Marlow pled guilty to the charge in September, as he was about to go on trial for stealing 13,000 dollars from the BP claims process.

Marlow filed the claim shortly after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded. Marlow claimed he lost his chef's job at Sharky's restaurant in Panama City Beach.

Turns out, he was fired 3 months before the explosion for failing to show-up for work.

Besides the 21 month sentence, Judge Smoak placed Marlow on 3-years probation after his release and ordered him to payback the 13,000 dollars.

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