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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 19, 2013

Guilty Plea In BP Fraud Case, Defendant Admits Filing Claims For Others Totaling $400,000.00

MOBILE, AL-- United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown announced today that Trecia Howard McGee, a Mobile, Alabama, resident, entered a guilty plea to wire fraud in connection with a fraudulent BP oil claim she filed. She also admitted assisting others in filing false claims and receiving proceeds from those false claims. McGee admitted her involvement with false claims totaling $400,000.00.

McGee faces a maximum possible penalty of up to 20 years and will be sentenced in August.

The case arose from an investigation by the United States Secret Service and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Deborah Griffin.

Updated January 26, 2015