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BP raises more fraud allegations in spill settlement

NEW ORLEANS — BP said Monday that it has uncovered new allegations of fraud and conflicts of interest inside the settlement program that has awarded billions of dollars to Gulf Coast businesses and residents for damage from the company’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

BP attorneys outlined the allegations in a court filing, which asks a federal judge to temporarily suspend settlement payments while former FBI director Louis Freeh leads an independent investigation of the court-supervised settlement program.

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