Defense attorney: Texas lawyer indicted over oil spill fraud

A Texas lawyer,  San Antonio attorney Mikal Watts, faces criminal charges after he was accused of submitting thousands of false claims for damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The British oil giant sued Watts in 2013, alleging that more than half the clients were “phantoms,” people whom Watts never properly signed up, people who weren’t commercial fishermen or people who were dead. BP said claims officials could verify the Social Security numbers of only 42 percent of Watts’ claimants, and  Read the rest here 09:56