Fla. Residents Found Guilty Of $1M Disaster Fund Fraud

Law360, New York (June 8, 2012, 8:58 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal jury on Friday convicted two people on charges that they executed a $1 million scheme using fake identities to cash in on disaster-related funds, including a $20 billion trust fund set up by BP PLC to address claims by victims of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Joseph Harvey and Anja Karin Kannell, both residents of Lighthouse Point, Fla., were convicted after a four-day trial, months after a superseding indictment unsealed in October revealed charges that they had used 34 identities from August...
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