"My residents in Grand Isle were concerned about these people," Dubois said. So we started running background checks." He said about one-fourth of the workers had a criminal history, but most of the crimes were misdemeanors.He said there were three registered sex offenders who were closely supervised by his officers.He said the BP representative told him that only drug screenings, not background checks, were being conducted on the cleanup workers.
Read Boudreau's blog post on background checks for spill workers Robertson had been supervising a crew of cleanup workers, including the alleged victim. I'm real scared." She said she was laid off and is now unemployed.
— A former Navy sailor has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the 2016 stabbing death of a transgender woman in Mississippi.
Dwanya Hickerson, 21, pleaded guilty Thursday to murder in the killing of Dee Whigham in a St. Hickerson will also have to serve 15 years for a robbery charge.
A CNN investigation into the incident reveals that basic background checks were not done on those hired to remove oil from the beaches in and around Pascagoula.
Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd told CNN he was shocked when he met with the head of BP security for the area several weeks before the alleged rape took place.