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Fake Oil Spill Claim Could get Man 20 Years Behind Bars

GULFPORT, Miss. — It could be 20 years behind bars for this man from Gulfport who created a fake business to get $23,541 in BP oil-spill recovery money. Brian Keith Lee plead guilty this week in federal court to one count of mail fraud.

Prosecutors say he filed a fake claim and showed W2 forums form JW Consulting LLC which ran the business that did not exist. He’ll be sentenced in October.

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