Sunday, September 11, 2005

Response to Katrina Fraud

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.


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Center for the Study of Economic Crimes

For government press releases related to fraud, from both the state federal authorities, check out the Center for Economic Crimes, Fraud Update (here). It is sponsored by Florida State University's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, along with St. Thomas University School of Law.

(esp)(w/ thanks to Alfredo Garcia for alerting us to this site). 

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