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Fake Fisherman Paid Off By BP, Told To Hit The Road

August 12, 2010

BP could be paying millions in compensation to ‘fake fishermen’, it has been revealed.

So far BP has paid $308million to those whose livelihood has been threatened by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

But to receive compensation, fishermen must display a valid fishing licence – and applications for such licenses have spiked by nearly 60 per cent, despite most fishing grounds being closed by the disaster. 

Three people suspected of abusing the system have been arrested in the past week in the U.S. – but there are fears there could be many more such ‘fraudsters’ at work. 

One genuine fisherman even told reporters of being approached by two men who asked him to sign documents for them showing that they had worked for him.

He said he refused – but told the BBC that other captains have been offered thousands to sign similar such documents vouching for fraudsters trying to claim compensation.

BP helps create new breed of fishermen… Fraudsters told to hit the road……..

  

 

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