Two men who tried to cheat Continental Resources get federal prison time


The two men who tried to cheat millions out of Continental Resources oil and gas company face years in federal prison.

One of them, Blaine Dyer, 42, was sentenced recently by U.S. District Court Judge Jodi Dishman to serve five years in prison and to forfeit $1,661,263.42 of the proceeds from his scheme. Dyer and his cousin, James Dyer, 39, created a shell company to buy and lease mineral rights and based it on confidential Continental Resources drilling and leasing plans. The two attempted to resell or lease the rights to a larger company and at a profit.

According to The Oklahoman, James Dyer got 18-month in federal prison.

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