Posted: Jan 24, 2011 4:54 AM by Nichole Larkey & AP
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Federal authorities say a Jackson man has pleaded guilty to mail fraud related to a scheme to collect $90,000 in claims related to the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The U.S. attorney's office in Jackson said 39-year-old Dennis L. Moore pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to defrauding BP PLC and the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, which administers claims
related to the spill.
U.S. Attorney John M. Dowdy Jr. said in a news release that Moore submitted false documents using a fictitious business to collect money.
Moore will be sentenced April 13. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.