Aubrey McClendon Indicted by DOJ for Conspiracy in Bid Rigging

AubreyMcClendon.jpgcon·spir·a·cy – noun – a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful. Yesterday the U.S. Department of Justice indicted a single person–Aubrey K. McClendon, on a single count of conspiracy. He is alleged to have conspired to rig bids for oil and gas leases in Oklahoma, his home state, from 2007 to 2012. Do you see the obvious contradiction here? In order to have a conspiracy, you need more than one person. Yet the FBI and the DOJ have brought charges against only one person. It takes at least two people to have a conspiracy–so why has no one else been indicted? McClendon issued a statement (below) blasting the DOJ, pointing out he is the only person in 110 years to be prosecuted under the Sherman Act for bid rigging. What really hurts is that Chesapeake Energy, the company Aubrey co-founded, has been attempting to sell him out in return for not being prosecuted by the DOJ. Anyone else smell a rat in this whole thing?…

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