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Potential Scams Top 7,000 In BP Spill Compensation

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) The $20 billion fund responsible for compensating victims of BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill has received more than 7,000 potentially fraudulent claims, many of which have been referred to the Justice Department for criminal investigations, the fund's administrator told a Senate panel on Thursday. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg. . . . Full version available to subscribers.