Potential scams top 7,000 in BP spill...

Potential scams top 7,000 in BP spill compensation

There are 9 comments on the Topeka Capital-Journal story from Jan 27, 2011, titled Potential scams top 7,000 in BP spill compensation. In it, Topeka Capital-Journal reports that:

The $20 billion fund responsible for compensating victims of BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill has received more than 7,000 potentially fraudulent claims, many of which have been referred to the Justice Department for criminal investigations, the fund's administrator told a Senate panel on Thursday.

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crazy ox3thongee

Sahuarita, AZ

#1 Jan 27, 2011
olive oil better base oil?:-00000
HeadCheese

Kansas City, MO

#2 Jan 27, 2011
Here's a scam. The Repub Gov of N.J. is asking the Feds for funds to remove snow.

If you're the Gov of a N.E. State, and you need to ask the Feds for snow removal funds, you don't need to be the Gov of a N.E. State.

Even worst, he's a repub, and supposedly he's against Fed funds....

...oh wait...thats only if the fed funds are not for his constituency.
electric power

Ashford, AL

#3 Jan 27, 2011
no matter what , the checks never seem to show up , some potentate has a charity in some country and some thing always seems to disapear
Nomo Libs

Buffalo, NY

#4 Jan 27, 2011
Democraps = payoffs incarnate.

End of story.
Ben F

Hamden, CT

#5 Jan 27, 2011
typical...no surprise here...every government handout program is riddled with fraud and abuse...Medicaid...Social Security ...Food Stamps ...Welfare...

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#6 Jan 27, 2011
Crooked is as commie does.
Amazed

United States

#7 Jan 27, 2011
Ah yes - the Katrina scammers come out of retirement. Their asses must have fallen asleep after the six years since their last score.

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#9 Jan 28, 2011
Obama just gave a Brazilian oil company 2 billion dollars to drill in the Gulf while strangling our own oil producers and cutting Americans out of jobs. Guess who has a huge sstock interest in that Brazilian oil company...None other than George Soros...super-commie. Commies like Obama and Soros stick together to screw us.
swedenforever

Laurel, MD

#11 Jan 3, 2012
Oil giant BP has fired the latest shots in a legal battle over the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, claiming contractor Halliburton should pay all of its billions of pounds of costs.
In a filing at the federal court in New Orleans, BP said the cement contractor should reimburse it for the cost of cleaning up the oil spill, the lost profits from the well and "all other costs and damages", Bloomberg News reported.

BP has so far paid 21 billion US dollars (13.5 billion) for the clean-up operation and compensating individuals, businesses and governments. It has also reserved more than 40 billion US dollars (25.8 billion) to cover costs related to the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.

BP and Halliburton accuse each other of making critical mistakes that caused the blow-out of the well off the Louisiana coast in 2010.

The disaster killed 11 workers and caused millions of gallons of oil to be leaked into the Gulf of Mexico, killing wildlife, polluting waters and shattering fisheries and tourism along the coasts of Texas, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida.

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