Aubrey McClendon is a man surrounded by controversy, even in his sudden mysterious death. Aubrey is a natural oil and gas industry tycoon who cofounded Chesapeake Energy Corporation. He died in a car crush that has raised a lot of eyebrows. There is speculation that Aubrey might have taken his own life. He was in his car alone and allegedly hit straight into a brick wall. Aubrey had a chance to get back on the highway, but chose not to. McClendon died on Wednesday in Oklahoma after being indicted by a grand jury on Tuesday. He was indicted for rigging bids to buy leases of oil and natural gas.
According to the Department of Justice, Aubrey began a scheme with two energy corporations between 2007 and 2012. The agreement was for the companies to avoid bidding against each other. They were to decide a winner prior the biddings in Oklahoma and allocate each other leases accordingly. Aubrey however denied the allegations as a mere scheme to tarnish his reputation. He said that he had committed his life to the oil and gas sector, to provide employment opportunities and plenty of safe gas to the country. McClendon risked 10 years in jail if evidence pointed towards him for violating the Sherman Act.