Former FBI director Louis Freeh, who is serving as a special master overseeing “potential fraud” in the BP Gulf oil spill claims process, has asked a federal judge to “order the return of nearly $240,000 paid to an Alabama boat captain he accused of reporting fake losses in shrimping revenue” caused by the spill.
According to Freeh, the the captain claimed losses “even though 80 percent of their revenue in 2009 came from marine cleanup work.”
Earlier this year, Freeh had successfully obtained an order against another shrimper and his attorneys at a New Orleans-based law firm for what they said were fraudulent spill claims.
The issue of questionable claims was detailed in this FacesofLawsuitAbuse.org video issued earlier this year.
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