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Entergy welcomes U.S. attorney as new ethics and compliance head

By Mike Helenthal | Apr 25, 2017

Kenneth Polite, who was the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana until he resigned on March 24, will now head an ethics office with Entergy, a private sector energy company.

New Orleans man facing up to 20 years in jail for false Deepwater Horizon claims

By Kerry Goff | Aug 7, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — Kevin Richard, 26, of New Orleans recently pled guilty to engaging in mail fraud, admitting to submitting a fraudulent application for disaster assistance money in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Gulf of Mexico oil producer fined $4 million for violating federal regulations

By Taryn Phaneuf | May 10, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — After pleading guilty to violating offshore oil production safety and environmental regulations, a district court judge sentenced Energy Resource Technology GOM (ERT) to three years of probation, and ordered the company to pay a $4 million fine and a $200,000 community service payment last week.

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