The oil spill at Deepwater Horizon in April 2010 not only caused the largest off-shore oil spill in U.S. history, it also caused more than 1 million claims to be filed at the Gulf Coast Claims Facility. This organization oversaw the distribution of the $20-billion public compensation program created by British Petroleum, the company found responsible for the oil spill.
A 30-year-old man from Greenwell Springs, Louisiana, has been taken into custody after allegedly being a part of a crash that killed a 48-year-old woman from Clinton, Louisiana. Reportedly, the man was driving on Liberty Road in his truck when his vehicle crossed over into oncoming traffic. His vehicle then collided with a passenger vehicle driven by the 48-year-old who was killed instantly.
Two Louisiana residents were taken into custody after police received an anonymous tip. According to the confidential informant, drugs were being stored and sold at a camper located in an area where carnival workers were staying at a county fair. Authorities report that both individuals worked for the company that was providing the carnival at the time of their arrests.
In St. Amant, Louisiana, six teenagers are suspected of participating in a burglary ring. According to authorities, two of the suspects-a 17-year-old and a 15-year-old from St. Amant, both male-were interrupted by the owner of a vehicle that they were allegedly trying to burglarize on Savoy Road. Upon interruption, the teenagers reportedly fled from the scene, but were arrested some time later.
An investigation conducted by the Louisiana Office of Inspector General, Internal Revenue Service and Federal Bureau of Investigation has led to charges against seven individuals from Louisiana. Allegedly, the suspects are part of a $100 million life insurance fraud scheme that allowed them to gain money in an illegal manner.