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Judge orders BP to pay court fees
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A federal judge has ordered BP to pay more than $130 million in fees to the court-supervised administrator of its multibillion-dollar settlement, even though there are accusations of misconduct against an attorney who worked on the settlement program.
BP tried to temporarily block claims payments while former FBI Director Louis Freeh investigates the charges.
On Monday the company filed new evidence of additional fraud, stating at least two other lawyers who have ruled on appeals were partners at law firms that represented and filed claims of their own.
The judge said the investigations are ongoing and he would not allow the allegations to shut down the claims process.