Report: Evidence of corruption plot in BP settlement program

09/08/2013 // Flash, West Palm Beach , Florida // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News // (press release)

New Orleans – An independent probe found evidence of a corruption plot in the BP settlement program. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the review, led by former FBI Director Louis Freeh, concluded that top members of the staff of court-appointed claims administrator Patrick Juneau had engaged in misconduct, but cleared Juneau of having engaged in “conflict of interest, or unethical or improper conduct.”

The report is quoted by the AP as stating of the purported misconduct uncovered, “The nature and seriousness of this type conduct varied in degree but was pervasive and, at its extreme, may have constituted criminal conduct.”

The findings did not warrant discontinuing payments for victims of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico according to Freeh’s report.

Juneau is quoted by the AP as stating of the findings, “We will continue the job of processing claims… We welcome the recommendations from the Freeh report and we look forward to working with him to help improve all aspects of the claims process.”

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