3 more charged in scamming oil spill fund


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Three more people have been charged in a conspiracy to steal from a trust fund for victims of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

U.S. Attorney's officials said Wednesday that 24-year-old Jeremy Jamal Bell, 42-year-old Anthony Keith Bivins, and 31-year-old Cametrica Menifield are accused of collectively stealing nearly $139,000 from the trust fund.

Officials say the three have signed plea agreements and will plead guilty to charges of providing personal information to people who recruited them to file fraudulent claims for lost wages.

Officials say the three gave portions of the money they're accused of stealing from the trust fund to the people who recruited them to file the fraudulent claims.

Eight people in total have been charged with conspiring to defraud the trust fund.

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