Big Oil CEO Killed in Fiery Single Car Crash Less than 24 Hours After Being Federally Indicted

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by Claire Bernish

Oklahoma City, OK — Aubrey McClendon, former chief executive of Chesapeake Energy Corporation, died in a fiery car crash on Wednesday — the day after being indicted on federal antitrust charges.

McClendon was known as either a pioneer of the U.S. shale oil industry boom — or derided as the King of Fracking — depending on whom you ask. But, Tuesday’s indictment was not the first time he’d had trouble with the law concerning his enormously profitable business practices.

McClendon had issued a statement prior to his death, reported by Zero Hedge, in which he vowed to fight the charges:

“The charge that has been filed against me today is wrong and unprecedented. I have been singled out as the only person in the oil and gas industry in over 110 years since the Sherman Act became law to have been accused of this crime in relation to joint bidding on leasehold. Anyone who knows me, my business record and the industry in which I have worked for 35 years, knows that I could not be guilty of violating any antitrust laws. All my life I have worked to create jobs in Oklahoma, grow its economy, and to provide abundant and affordable energy to all Americans. I am proud of my track record in this industry, and I will fight to prove my innocence and to clear my name.”

The Wall Street Journal explained that in the bid-rigging scheme, Chesapeake, and an unnamed company allegedly colluded to decide ahead of time which would ‘win’ bids to purchase valuable land. After a ‘successful’ bid by one company, the other “would receive a share of what was purchased for whatever it had paid.” This is similar actions which led to a $25 million settlement between Chesapeake and the State of Michigan last year.

Though the current federal charges did not name Chesapeake Energy per se, it did refer to the time period in which McClendon had served as the company’s CEO.

Wednesday’s fatal crash has raised a few eyebrows — both for its timing and rather odd circumstances.

According to Oklahoma City Police in a press conference, McClendon’s 2013 Chevy Tahoe had been traveling at a high rate of speed when it drifted left of the center lane, off the road, and into a bridge abutment. Immediately, the car was engulfed in flames and it took fire crews some time to extract McClendon from the badly twisted and burned wreckage. He had been alone in the vehicle in fair weather; and, as far as police were aware at the time of their report, there were no witnesses.

Police stated they plan to analyze the vehicle’s built-in computer for further details about what could have caused the crash, but they were unwilling to speculate beyond speed as a possible factor.

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  • Mike

    all these single car crashes of high profile people into roadside obstacles points straight to a government assassin.

    • Chuck

      Yes I agree 100%

    • Time Will Tell

      When are they finally going to off that bag o bones Hitlery?

      • Mike

        when she is of no more use to them.

  • Anonymous1

    Undoubtedly stealing from one or more of the other elites. Even elites can’t steal from elites. That’s against the rules. Or, at least, don’t get caught.

  • Mr Gadget

    We should get Scalia to give us a statement on this……

  • I doubt they will track the remote control of his Tahoe to the laptop that was used to drive Michael Hastings’ Mercedes into a tree in the median of the road that he was travelling, although the cases are eerily similar.

    • SP_88

      My thoughts exactly. You beat me to it.

    • archer

      I don’t know enough about modern cars to say if the brakes can also be disabled through computer hacking, it may be possible because of ABS present on almost all new cars, any modern car tech/mechanic would probably know the answer to that.

    • Rivenburg

      20 years in IT tells me:no new cars. Why put a modem in your car YOU cant access but any government or corporate assassin or kid with no sense can use to kill you. Old cars can be put back on the road for less then the price of a new car anyway.

      • It is too late to make that decision if you didn’t before they started putting black boxes in at the factory. I’m living in and driving a 2003 Ford van, and it will probably be the last van I buy, because they started putting black boxes in on the 2005 models. Fortunately, they are relenting from the drive by wire system on trucks, because of the extreme complexity of far more stringent demands. Unfortunately, the big trucks are being made with automatic transmissions, the new truckers being unable to shift a manual transmission.

        • Rivenburg

          Start from the ground up with older hardware if you cant find a complete slightly older machine you like as a base. I’m driving a 1994 misubishi 300gt, third motors, second tranny 330,000 miles. Probably build me next vehical from the ground up, all wheel drive, diesel, tandem two seater with adjustable suspension. You can get modern ignition systems aftermarket that YOU program, NO MODEMS!

          • You and I obviously have different definitions of “modem.”
            My last van (1980) wound up with a Holly Pro-Jection 2 TBI that ate TPSs so regularly that I always keep a couple onboard to avoid being stranded. The current van required a new TPS within weeks of its purchase, but nothing for the FI since. The “factory-trained” dealer technician that installed the TPS also poorly taped up the bare wires to the coilpack, leading to a catastrophic failure, making my V-6 into a barely running V-4. I managed to limp it to a master mechanic (all ASE certified and 2 decades of shop ownership) that I’d recently discovered working in a Midas.
            After he fixed the electrical problem, he identified a strut mount that had been chewed out by a loose strut, and reconstructed the mount by layin in some welding bead.
            There are two long-term engine and transmission rebuilders in my town, one of which will restore my van’s power train when the need arrives.

  • Time Will Tell

    Oil CEO means Money = not an issue.

    Hes not dead. He just cant be seen again or he goes to the anal rape place.

  • SRVES339

    Not a word in the corporate media since the day it happened… I for one am shocked… lol!

  • RandyJ/ProudSurvivor

    Dead men give no testimony.

  • Arrow

    Wow… can’t add to this dialogue, but I’ll keep a watch out for him. His abode is just a few miles from here… and his sister lives just up the block. Will advise.

  • Mr Reynard

    Dead men, tell no tales !