Charges have been filed by Michigan against an Oklahoma-based energy company in what authorities say was a land-leasing scheme.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette on Thursday says he chargedChesapeake Energy Corp. with conducting criminal enterprises and false pretenses.
Schuette's complaint in Cheboygan District Court says land options in northern Michigan were obtained to keep competing companies from leasing. The leases later were canceled when competition for land ended.
A June 25 arraignment is scheduled.