A Louisiana man who worked for the Deepwater Horizon claims office pleaded guilty last week to fraudulently obtaining a $257,400 claim.
Charlie English III, 33 , worked as an adjuster for the Gulf Coast Claims Facility that was established in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident, the Louisiana Record said.
English pleaded guilty to a wire fraud charge tied to false documentation he submitted to support a claim that his income was impacted by the spill.
According to the Louisiana Record, English will be required to repay the full claim amount and will be on probation for three years.
As part of the plea deal, English also admitted that he helped claimants submit false lost earnings documentation to the claims office for non-existent commercial fishing businesses.
English said he was given a portion of the fraudulent claim awards in return for his services.