Special Master Questions $8M in Oil-Spill Payouts – Law firms that handled claims against BP settlement also targeted.

A special master tasked with rooting out fraud in BP PLC’s $9.9 billion oil-spill settlement has sought the return of nearly $8 million in awards paid to commercial fishermen and . Former FBI director Louis Freeh has filed clawback motions against more than a dozen claimants and lawyers who drew percentages of the payments in contingent fees. Lawyers targeted in nine motions have repaid fees, and a federal judge has ordered one claimant to return money, Freeh has reported. Read the rest here 11:22

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