BP Spill Settlement Fraudster Can't Vacate 17-Year Sentence

Law360 (January 3, 2020, 6:40 PM EST) -- A consultant accused of inflating the number of claimants in a $2.3 billion settlement in the BP PLC Deepwater Horizon litigation lost a bid to have his 17-year prison sentence thrown out Thursday when a Mississippi federal court ruled the request was time-barred.

The consultant, Gregory P. Warren, had acknowledged his request to vacate or modify the sentence was untimely, but he argued it should be heard anyway. U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. was not convinced.

Warren had pointed out he is in federal prison and representing himself, but Judge Guirola said those factors didn’t help Warren meet the legal...

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