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Owner of Ohio Waste Dumper Pleads Guilty; Employee Sentenced

Ben W. Lupo, who in February 2013 pleaded not guilty to violating the Clean Water Act for his role in dumping tens of thousands of gallons of oilfield waste down a storm drain in Youngstown, OH, reversed course on Monday and pleaded guilty to the charge in U.S. District Court in Cleveland.

March 25, 2014

Western Pennsylvania Landman Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud

One of two landmen accused of defrauding property owners in Washington County, PA, has pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud in federal court.

September 30, 2013

Halliburton Employee Charged with Destroying Macondo Evidence

A former Halliburton Co. manager was charged by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday with destroying evidence linked to the Macondo well blowout in 2010.

September 23, 2013

Former Optionable CEO Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy

Kevin Cassidy, former CEO of Valhalla, NY-based brokerage firm Optionable Inc., pleaded guilty Monday to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with a 2003-2007 commodities trading scandal at Bank of Montreal (BMO).

August 17, 2011

Former Gas Trader Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Former Houston gas trader Stephanie Roqumore pleaded guilty last week to two counts of wire fraud arising from a scheme to defraud numerous natural gas trading companies of nearly $8 million, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said.

February 14, 2011

Former Gas Trader Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Former Houston gas trader Stephanie Roqumore pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of wire fraud arising from a scheme to defraud numerous natural gas trading companies of nearly $8 million, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said.

February 8, 2011

Energy Patch Swindler Pleads Guilty in Dallas

A Dallas man recently pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud as part of a scheme that defrauded investors in interests in the Barnett Shale natural gas play in North Texas and elsewhere, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said.

December 20, 2010

Energy Patch Swindler Pleads Guilty in Dallas

A Dallas man pleaded guilty last week to one count of mail fraud as part of a scheme that defrauded investors in interests in the Barnett Shale natural gas play in North Texas and elsewhere, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said.

December 14, 2010

New York Man Could Be Energy Patch ‘Bernie Madoff’

A 71-year-old New York state man pleaded not guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to bilking investors out of $35 million in a ponzi scheme involving oil and natural gas exploration in Kentucky and Tennessee.

December 21, 2009

New York Man Denies Energy Patch Swindle

A 71-year-old New York state man pleaded not guilty last Thursday in U.S. District Court to bilking investors out of $35 million in a ponzi scheme involving oil and natural gas exploration in Kentucky and Tennessee.

December 21, 2009
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