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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 25, 2013

Woman Pleads Guilty To Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Fraud

Gulfport, Miss. – Kimberly Marie Isabell, 32, of Gulfport, pled guilty in U.S. District Court on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, to one count of mail fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis.


Isabell admitted making a false claim to BP’s Gulf Coast Claims Facility, alleging that she lost earnings and work hours from her job at Isabell Janitorial Services in Gulfport as a result of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. She received a check in the amount of $12,000 as a result of her false claim.


Isabell will be sentenced on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. by U. S. District Judge Sul Ozerden and faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Jones.

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(866) 720-5721

You can also fax information to:

(225) 334-4707

or e-mail it to:

disaster@leo.gov


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