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a Titan of the oil industry dead just hours after being indicted by a federal grand jury officials confirming Aubrey McClendon the former CEO of Chesapeake energy one of the world's biggest natural gas producers killed in a car crash in Oklahoma City early Wednesday police say McClendon drove into a brick wall on a two lane highway and that the vehicle was so badly burned they couldn't tell at first and he was wearing a seatbelt , we're going to , correct , and I didn't or Reuters reporter Joshua Schneier has been covering the Clinton for five years Mister McLean was a larger than life figure it was really part of the renaissance of fracking hydraulic fracturing and drilling for natural gas and oil across the country part of which , %HESITATION quickly boost oil and gas production and what we now consider the shale oil and gas boom it was a controversial figure he was considered very aggressive in his land leasing tactics he was named consummate dealmaker is car wreck comes left in twenty four hours after being charged with conspiracy , %HESITATION rig bids to buy oil and natural gas leases for drilling in Oklahoma those charges filed a federal antitrust probe that began after suspicious behavior well uncovered in a two thousand twelve Reuters investigation , involving Chesapeake and a rival Inkatha we found during that reporting that McClendon had exchanged emails bucket deputies at Chesapeake and wet officials an encounter in which they discuss how to suppress the price of the , if convicted he faced a prison term of ten years and a fine of up to one million dollars McClendon useless except the fund many philanthropic effort and business ventures including part ownership in the NBA Oklahoma City thunder which place in the Chesapeake energy arena and he also was involved with national politics , in two thousand four he was part of the big money behind the swift boat attack against democratic presidential nominee , what's fifty six years old