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May 18, 2012 8:57 AM by AP

Man gets prison for oil-spill fraud

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A 28-year-old Gulfport man has been sentenced to prison for 37 months and ordered to make restitution of $27,000 for fraud involving an oil-spill recovery claim.

The Sun Herald reports Moses W. Keys was sentenced Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. also ordered three years of probation.

Keys had received an emergency check for $23,200 on Oct. 13, 2010, for income he claimed he lost from a job with John Miner's Fresh Seafood in Gulfport.

In November 2010, he gave the Gulf Coast Claims Facility a claim for final payment that showed a one-year loss of more than $78,000 from that job and one with Emeril's Gulf Coast Fish House in Gulfport.

Keys pleaded guilty in February and had remained free on bond.

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