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Wed Mar 2, 2016, 06:49 PM

Ex-Chesapeake CEO McClendon dies in car wreck

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Source: Yahoo News/CNBC


Aubrey McClendon, a founder and former chief executive of Chesapeake Energy (CHK), died in a fiery single-car crash Wednesday, a day after he was charged with conspiring to rig bids for oil and natural gas leases.

McClendon, 56, crashed into an embankment while traveling at a "high rate of speed" in Oklahoma City just after 9 a.m. local time, said Capt. Paco Balderrama of the Oklahoma City Police Department. Flames engulfed McClendon's vehicle "immediately," Balderrama said. He added that police determined McClendon was not wearing a seatbelt after earlier being unable to tell.

"He pretty much drove straight into the wall," Balderrama said.

He said police still needed to determine an exact cause of the crash, but a medical event was "possible." McClendon was expected to turn himself in at 11 a.m., Balderrama added.

Read more: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ex-chesapeake-ceo-mcclendon-dies-194802665.html#



Interesting timing. He was indicted and was to turn himself into the police at 11am.

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Cavallo Mar 2016 OP
IamTheNoodle Mar 2016 #1
Angry Dragon Mar 2016 #2
2naSalit Mar 2016 #3
Ford_Prefect Mar 2016 #4
FLPanhandle Mar 2016 #5
Lucky Luciano Mar 2016 #6
silvershadow Mar 2016 #7
Chemisse Mar 2016 #8

Response to Cavallo (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 06:52 PM

1. Hanging out with Ken Lay?

/nm

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Response to Cavallo (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 06:55 PM

2. just trying to save the country some money

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Response to Cavallo (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 06:58 PM

3. Kept him from being

questioned. Interesting how this crash is so similar to some others where an individual met their demise on their way to speak up, so to speak.

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Response to Cavallo (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 07:00 PM

4. Probably had a few "friends" to protect. Or maybe had some help?

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Response to Cavallo (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 07:01 PM

5. Quick suicide.

Take the seatbelt off, speed up, aim for the wall.

Probably knew he would do time and couldn't face it.

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Response to FLPanhandle (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 07:23 PM

6. Seems like a suicide.

Former billionaire with big legal problems.

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Response to Cavallo (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 07:52 PM

7. Hey...I've seen plenty of episodes of Forensic Files, and I've also seen plenty of

 

shenanigans on the news. I would do a careful ID of the body if I were the authorities. Just saying.

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Response to Cavallo (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 07:57 PM

8. Locking

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http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141366285

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