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Tulsa Woman Pleads Guilty to Katrina Relief Fraud
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A woman who claimed she was a victim of Hurricane Katrina but was living in Tulsa at the time has pleaded guilty to a federal bank fraud charge.
Authorities say 52-year-old Marina Concetta Yancy claimed to have lived in Pass Christian, Miss., when the storm came ashore in 2005 and filed a claim that October. Yancy was accused of seeking assistance for food, clothing and shelter.
The Tulsa World reports that prosecutors and the defense stipulated that the Federal Emergency Management Agency lost about $4,400 due to Yancy's claim. She is to be sentenced in April.
The Justice Department says 10 hurricane-related fraud cases were prosecuted in Tulsa and Yancy's case appears to be the last remaining in the district.
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Posted: Saturday, January 12 2013, 04:23 PM CST
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Chesapeake to donate $1 million to tornado relief
May 21, 2013 11:19 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. says it will donate $1 million to the American Red Cross to help in the rescue and recovery efforts in Moore.
The oil and gas company says it's also organizing hundreds of employee volunteers to help in the relief effort.
Chesapeake board chairman Archie Dunham says the company is providing "all possible assistance" using Chesapeake's equipment, machinery and resources. The company is also using its "Operation Blue" employee program that allows workers to volunteer four hours on company time.
Chesapeake says it will expand the Operation Blue campaign to help out in Moore.
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