9 sentenced for false BP claims

department justiceNine current and former northwest Florida residents have been sentenced in federal court the past two months for filing false claims with the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) related to the 2010 BP oil spill.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the fraudulent claims were made for financial losses in Escambia and Okaloosa counties with maximum sentences of 33 months in prison and nearly $75,000 in restitution.

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