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Dispersed oil floats on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico waters close to the site of the BP oil spill as Discoverer Enterprise drill ship is seen on the horizon approximately 42 miles off the coast of Louisiana in this May 18, 2010 file photo. BP knew its Macondo well could suffer a blowout and lied about the amount of oil leaked after its 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico, plaintiffs' lawyers alleged on September 30, 2013 as its trial over billions of dollars in damages resumed. REUTERS/Hans Deryk/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER ENERGY BUSINESS)

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 federal court hearing was set Wednesday for arguments concerning evidence and other issues in the case of Kurt Mix. The former BP engineer has pleaded not guilty to a charge that he obstructed an investigation into the spill.

In related news, US, states finalize settlement with BP over gulf oil spill.

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