Skip to comments.Louisiana Officials in Flood-Money Scam
Posted on 09/06/2005 7:41:41 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch
Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005 10:18 p.m. EDT Louisiana Officials in Flood-Money Scam
Nine months before the Hurricane Katrina disaster, three Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness officials were indicted for obstructing an audit into flood prevention expenditures.
In a November 2004 press release, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Louisiana announced:
"A federal grand jury has returned two separate indictments charging three members of the State Military Department with offenses related to the obstruction of an audit of the use of federal funds for flood mitigation activities throughout Louisiana. "The two emergency management officials were senior employees of the Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. Both were charged with conspiracy to obstruct a federal audit."
Gov. Kathleen Blanco told Louisiana's News-Star at the time that she was disturbed by the indictments. She said the National Guard is cooperating with the investigation "as I expect them to do."
Reports of rampant corruption among Louisiana's state and local agencies have been cited in recent days to explain why officials were so ill-prepared to deal with the Katrina disaster.
This is exactly what happened to the preparedness grant money from the Dept. of Homeland Security as well. Congress should insist on a full accounting of where the money went and they will find it went to the Dem crooks in LA. Not a penny should be released to state and local officials until they show they were responsible for the federal money already given to them for flood prevention. To do otherwise is sending good money after bad.
Ping for later.
"Follow the money, Honey..."
agreed...like everything else with these screaming rats...though I'd like to see more on the above story...
Rule number 1: Cover thy ass.
"I'm shocked that there's gambling going on in this establishment!"
Why am I not surprised?
I've had a feeling that Blanco's delays and desire not to have the feds involved is so that her folks can get in and cover-up the corruption. if the feds come in, she loses the control in directing where certain folks are placed. We'll see.
OK who has it?!! The Pitcure of the guy with "Oh No Not this shit again!!" caption! LOL!!
Now we know why liberals in the media are screaming so loud about Bush and the federal government....they are trying to offer cover for the corruption that went on here.
Looks like they blew the dust off that file huh?
Yep, I was just thinking the same thing.
Is this another part of what the left fears will come out?
I forgot who said it...
LA officials either under water or under indictment...
You are not surprised because the depravity of the left knows no bounds. They're professional liars.
I read an article the other day that made reference to federal funds for levee maintenance being spent to build a casino and a private marina. Anyone have any solid info on that and a source? Thanks.
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