Sentencing set in claim fraud case from Gulf oil spill
NEW ORLEANS- A man who pleaded guilty to wire fraud in a case arising from the BP Gulf of Mexico has been sentenced to two years in prison.
U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval handed down the sentence Wednesday for Casey Thonn of Slidell. In 2014, Thonn pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud.
The case involved fraudulent claims for loss of income from shrimping following the 2010 oil spill.
In another BP case, a hearing in the case of a former BP engineer accused of obstructing an investigation into the spill was canceled. Kurt Mix, who has pleaded not guilty to that charge, remains scheduled for a Nov. 30 trial.