Deepwater Horizon special investigator and former FBI director Louis Freeh was seriously injured in a car crash Monday.
Freeh, who ensures the Deepwater claims process is free from fraud and corruption, was involved in a one car accident around noon in Barnard, Vermont on Route 12. There were no passengers in the car.
Freeh, 64, drove off the road and hit a mailbox and a tree.
He was airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
Freeh broke at least one leg and required surgery, the New York Times said.
The exact cause of the accident is still being investigated.
Freeh was appointed to the role of special investigator for the Deepwater Horizon case by U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in July 2013.
Last September, Freeh uncovered what he called a “money laundering” scheme between the AndryLerner law firm and the Court Supervised Settlement Program attorney Lionel Sutton.
In a report, Freeh alleged that Sutton received a referral fee for sending a commercial shrimper named Casey Thonn to AndryLerner.
Thonn won a $357,000 settlement that Freeh found was based on fraudulent tax documents.
Thonn was ordered by the court to return the money.
Freeh recently discovered that another AndryLerner client also used fraudulent tax documents to place a claim for $50,000.
That investigation was ongoing at the time of the accident.
In 2011, Freeh was also tapped by Penn State to conduct an internal investigation into the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse case.