- Associated Press - Friday, March 18, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Orleans says a man from Des Allemands has been sentenced to four years of probation and ordered to pay more than $28,000 in restitution in a Gulf oil spill fraud case.

Twenty-eight-year-old Derrick Joseph Duran had pleaded guilty in the case. Prosecutors say he had falsified information about his work as a deckhand in order to claim lost income caused by the 2010 BP spill.

Duran was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo.

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