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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 15, 2018

New Orleans Man Sentenced for Lying to FBI about Fraudulent BP Oil Spill Claim

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that JETTY HUI age 44, of New Orleans, Louisiana was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown, to three (3) years probation, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans. 

According to court documents, on February 28, 2018, JETTY HUI (HUI) pled guilty to a one count Indictment charging him with making false statements to the FBI, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001.  HUI was a business owner of Cabinets and Countertops Direct in Lakeview.  After the April 20, 2010, Deepwater Horizon explosion, HUI submitted documentation of losses to his business to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Trust. Those losses were fraudulent and were only submitted to facilitate a refund.  On December 2, 2010, HUI received approximately $72,500 in funds. In May 2012, HUI was interviewed by the FBI.  He made statements regarding the veracity of his claim for those funds, indicating to the FBI that the losses were real, when in fact they were not.

HUI was also ordered to pay $72,500 in restitution to British Petroleum (BP).

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The prosecution of this case was handled by Carter K. D. Guice, Jr., Assistant U.S. Attorney, Disaster Fraud Coordinator for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Updated June 15, 2018