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What Happens When You Take Oil Spill Money You Aren’t Eligible For

GULFPORT, Miss. — He took BP oil spill money that he was not eligible for, now Thanh Nguyen of Oceans Springs is facing the penalty. A federal judge sentenced him to 16 months in prison and he will have to pay back the nearly $170,000 he received.

Back in 2010 Nguyen said he lost business from a dollar store he owned in Tennessee, but the feds say he closed it two months before the oil spill even happened.

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