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MDC Energy CEO Collected $8.5 Million in Consulting Fees, Lender Says

Mark Siffin, the chief executive of bankrupt oil-and-gas driller MDC Energy LLC, collected about $8.5 million in consulting fees in the months before his company filed chapter 11, a lender’s lawyer said Friday.

The consulting fees mark the latest detail to emerge from a court battle between the New York branch of French investment bank Natixis and the energy and real-estate businesses led by Mr. Siffin. While seeking the appointment of a trustee to oust Mr. Siffin from MDC, the bank also has filed a separate lawsuit against…