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Gas royalties fraud investigation coming to a close

Kathleen Kane, Pennsylvania State Attorney General, says her investigation into allegations of Chesapeake Energy’s gas royalty payments will soon come to an end. It began a year ago when former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and state Senator Gene Yaw, R-Bradford, requested that Kane investigate Chesapeake Energy after leaseholders alleged the company wasn’t paying them their full gas royalty money. Kane ...

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BRIEF: Ex-Consol manager pleads in gas royalties scheme

A former manager of Consol Energy’s land management department pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing $440,000 from the company in gas royalties through a leasing scheme involving parcels in West Virginia and Illinois. Scott Hamilton, 37, of Baden in Beaver County, had been charged directly by the U.S. attorney’s office in September with 60 counts of mail fraud following an investigation ...

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Former Consol Energy manager charged with stealing $440,000 from company in fraud scheme

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Torsten Ove | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A former manager of Consol Energy’s land management department was charged Monday with stealing $440,000 from the company in gas royalties through a leasing scheme involving parcels in West Virginia and Illinois. Scott Hamilton, 37, of Houston, Pa., was charged directly by the U.S. Attorney’s Office with 60 counts of mail fraud, and his lawyer ...

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