BP Spill Claims Administrator Cleared In Ethics Probe

Law360, Los Angeles (September 6, 2013, 9:53 PM EDT) -- Plaintiffs' attorneys in a dispute over Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement payments corrupted the claims process in a potentially criminal manner — yet a claims administrator under fire from BP PLC didn't engage in any misconduct and the fund shouldn't be halted from making payments, a report released Friday said.

Former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh, special master in the independent investigation, found Lionel H. Sutton III may have committed criminal fraud when he referred claims to a New Orleans law firm in return for a...
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