March 19, 2006
One has to give credit to the DOJ- Criminal Division for its pursuit and prosecution of Katrina Frauds. A February Report here details the many accomplishments of the office. I actually had only one problem with the report. On page four it is signed by the "Chairman" Alice Fisher. I just wondered if they could perhaps make it a gender neutral term - "chair." And with the report out, the prosecutions continue. Just this week, the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California indicted eight additional Bakersfield residents for alleged Katrina related frauds. The new cases include charges of mail and wire fraud, and false claims. (see here).
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I looked at the map on this and couldn't help but notice that California had the highest rate of fraud arrests. Is that from crimes committed or more aggressive enforcment?
Posted by: Vern | Mar 20, 2006 1:11:24 AM