Kenneth Feinberg, the individual dolling out the $20 billion BP Oil Spill “Settlement” (a No Pressure Voluntary thing), has been criticized for distributing funds too slowly. Fighting back, Feinberg has noted that the delay has resulted from the flood of dubious claims pouring into his office (some 50,000 at last count). Over 5,000 of these, he noted, have no documentation at all — another 25,000 claims have various deficiencies. He is forwarding to the Department of Justice examples where he thinks fraud is an issue.
That Feinberg is surprised that such problems might arise in Louisiana — a state whose history demonstrates that they do not tolerate corruption — but rather insist upon it — is shocking, shocking!