A Florida City man who filed for reimbursement from BP claiming last years oil spill in the Gulf cost his commercial fishing business more than $100,000 in business has pleaded guilty to wire fraud.
A key federal report blames poor management, some major missteps and a faulty cement job by BP and others for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history and the deaths of 11 rig workers.
A 36-year-old former Florida City man filed a fraudulent claim in an attempt to collect $110,000 from BP after the massive oil spill.
In a down economy, tourism in Miami-Dade County bucked the odds in 2010 setting records in every area, according to figures released by the Greater Miami Convention and visitors Bureau.
Despite repeated studies showing no detectable effects from the BP oil spill, Florida seafood continues to get a black eye in the minds of Florida consumers, according to a poll released Tuesday by the Florida Department of Agriculture.
Florida’s coastline will remain off limits to oil drilling for at least the next seven years. That’s the decision from the Obama Administration and it is an about face triggered by the BP oil spill.