2 top officials leave BP oil spill claims office

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two top officials of a fund that compensates victims of the 2010 BP oil spill have resigned, just months after the two were accused of engaging in improper conduct.

Program head Patrick Juneau confirms that CEO David Odom and Chief Operating Officer Kirk Fisher have resigned.

Juneau refused to comment on BP's allegation that the resignations follow reports that the men entertained subordinates at a strip club that got $550,000 in oil spill claims. The allegation is online in an ad BP says will run Monday in three major newspapers. BP won't identify the club.

Juneau says Odom and Fisher want to pursue other business.

A September report by former FBI director Louis Freeh said the two formed a business offering work to a company doing oil spill claims work.

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