7 Indicted in Oil Spill Claims Fraud

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal authorities say seven people have now been indicted for allegedly filing fraudulent damage claims for money following the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The charges involve two in Texas and North Carolina, four charged in Alabama, Michigan and Mississippi, and one in Louisiana.

The charges include mail and wire fraud, and, in at least one case, identity fraud.

On Friday, a New Orleans-based indictment was filed against Cam. T. Hang, alleging she falsely stated that her seafood restaurant had incurred a $42,000 loss of income because of the spill.

Hang could not be located for comment and it's not known if she has an attorney.


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