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LANSING, Michigan - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed racketeering and fraud charges against the Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Energy Corporation for allegedly victimizing private land owners across northern Michigan.
Meanwhile in Fort Worth, which became the world's first experiment in massive urban drilling under the Reign of Terror of former Fort Worth Mayor, Mike Moncrief, who did Chesapeake Energy's bidding to the extent that during Moncrief's reign Chesapeake acted sort of like a shadow Fort Worth city government, complete with its own "city hall" in the former Pier One Imports headquarters.
As a stark indicator of how far Chesapeake has fallen since it was in bed with Mike Moncrief, Fort Worth has joined other North Texas towns in suing Chesapeake Energy over Chesapeake's shady dealings.
However, the local legal moves against Chesapeake are civil suits, no local prosecutor has charged Chesapeake with fraud and racketeering.
And, on a sort of related note, regarding Fort Worth's former mayor, this morning I found the following in my email inbox....
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And Now for Something Completely Different:
Former Fort Worth mayor Mike Moncrief dressed up like Carl Spangler from the movie, Caddyshack:
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