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.
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