Aubrey McClendon, Restless and Reckless Wildcatter, Was Deal-Making to the End

March 4, 2016 1:31 AM

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Aubrey McClendon, Restless and Reckless Wildcatter, Was Deal-Making to the End

HOUSTON — In the days leading up to Aubrey McClendon’s death in a car crash on Wednesday, the pressure on him had become unrelenting.

He knew only too well, friends said, that he was facing federal bid-rigging charges over oil and gas leases; the indictment came on Tuesday. And like other executives in the industry, he was coming under severe financial stress because of the plunge in commodity prices.

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