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DAILY EXCLUSIVE: Oil-spill victims and officials say BP drags its feet paying out $20B billion. Investigative reporter Josh Bernstein has the scoop:
A year after the largest oil spill in U.S. history, hundreds of thousands are still waiting to get paid — and one insider, two state attorneys general and scores of victims blame foot-dragging and mismanagement by Kenneth Feinberg and his deputies at BP’s compensation fund.
“It’s criminal what is going on to these people,” said Olga Souders, a licensed insurance adjuster who spent four months working for the fund.
We’ll post four additional videos here on tumblr, but you can also watch them on YouTube.
“My goal is to compensate victims” —Kenneth Feinberg, the attorney administering BP’s $20B compensation fund
“He’s dragging his feet, he’s clearly not paying claims” —Luther Strange, Alabama Attorney General, on Ken Feinberg
“I think he’s created a bait-and-switch scam” —Jim Hood, Mississippi attorney general (D)
“None of these words are Vietnamese” —Viatnamese fisherman criticizes BP’s instructions for filing claims