Tag Archives: Deepwater Horizon disaster

Retired Key West fisherman gets year for defrauding BP oil spill program

judgementA retired Key West commercial fisherman who swindled $30,000 from the BP relief program set up after the 2010 oil spill will spend one year and one day in prison for fraud. Raul Rioseco, 73, was sentenced Tuesday at in Key West by Judge Jose Martinez, after taking a plea deal last month in which he admitted to one count of mail fraud. Rioseco, who has been retired since about 2004, was also ordered by the court to make reimbursement of $144,606. But federal prosecutors say he and his daughter combined raided nearly $500,000 from BP for purported income losses in Key West, which didn’t get a drop of oil from the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.  His daughter, Caridad Rioseco Alejandrez, awaits sentencing July 11 before Martinez in Key West, after prosecutors say she filed some 600 claims after the BP oil spill. Read the rest here 10:34

Study: Exposure to crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster causes swimming deficiencies in juvenile mahi mahi

The four million barrels of crude oil that spewed into the Gulf of Mexico from BP’s failed oil drilling operation potentially exposed millions of fish and other ocean organisms to highly toxic compounds. Read more here  11:30

Good News for Some Local Gulf Fishermen and Property Owners

bp projectsafewjhg.com – Potentially good news for both recreational and commercial fisherman, as well as local property owners. You still have time to file for an oil spill claim against BP. continued

US witness claims BP gas explosion cover-up

Published on Apr 20, 2013  Just off the coast of the US state of Texas is where the Deepwater Horizon oil platform blew up exactly three years ago.  Vast amounts of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico causing one of the biggest-ever environmental catastrophes.  Now Al Jazeera’s been seeing video, which energy giant BP never wanted shown. And there’s accusations of a cover-up.  Al Jazeera’s John Terret reports from New Orleans.

BP Deepwater Horizon disaster – Who are they trying to protect with this mosquito prosecution?

BP is hoping that everyone has forgotten the facts. The field crew were arguing over the abnormal negative tests and the move to proceed forward. Schlumberger crew was brought in earlier to assess the “dangerous situation”. Kaluza being inexperienced in offshore, called BP HQ on the eve of the blowout.  http://bklim.newsvine.com/_news/2012/11/21/15341451-who-are-they-trying-to-protect-with-this-mosquito-prosecution?email=html

Coast Guard report: Sheen at Deepwater Horizon disaster site is BP oil