Sunday, September 11, 2005
In contrast to the government response in handling the Katrina disaster, the preparations in place for handling the Katrina frauds are extensive. Attorney General Gonzales in a press release here describes the Hurricane Katrina Fraud Task Force that has been established with Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division as its chair. Some of the frauds that the government will be looking to proceed against are "fraudulent charities," "identity theft," "insurance fraud," and "government benefit fraud." The government response to Katrina frauds is detailed on the front page of the Department of the Justice here.