Updated 11:30 AM: U.S. Attorney press release included in post.
A federal grand jury indicted Mikal Watts, his brother David Watts, Greg Warren, Wynter Lee, and several other defendants for allegedly trying to use fraud to gain a share of the BP settlement proceeds arising from the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The indictment also alleges that Watts used an attorney in Jackson to further the fraud. The indictment states:
It was further part of the conspiracy that defendant Mikal C. Watts would pay defendants Gregory Warren a/k/a known as Greg Warrn and Thi Houng Le a/k/a known as Kristy Le, through an attorney in Jackson in excess of $10 million to obtain names and personal identifiers for persons to be used as clients in litigation againstn BP and others relating to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.Soooooo.............. who is the Jackson attorney and did he flip?
The indictment is posted below. There is no sense in rewriting it when it succinctly tells the whole story. Court documents state a hearing will be held today:
Mikal C. Watts, David Watts, Wynter Lee, Gregory P. Warren, Hector Eloy Guerra, Thi Hoang Nguyen Initial Appearance and Arraignment set for 10/29/2015 at 1:30 PM in Courtroom 683 (Gulfport) before Magistrate Judge John C. Gargiulo. (AB)Stay tuned. A U.S. Attorney's press release stating the facts of the case will undoubtedly follow these indictments today. Jackson attorney Robert McDuff represents Mr. Watts.
BP & Vietnamese fisherman sue Mikala Watts.
Superlawyer Mikala Watts will be indicted today in Mississippi on BP fraud