Tuesday, August 29, 2006
With hurricane season started, it is not surprising to see the government continuing to indict individuals related to Katrina. According to Alabama News (AP) here, 15 individuals were just indicted on allegations of falsely claiming money from FEMA. A DOJ press release here , reports on the sentencing of another individual for filing a false claim.
The DOJ Hurricane Katrina Task Force web site has a long list of press releases issued for the indictments and convictions of individuals on criminal charges related to Katrina (see here). Alice S. Fisher, Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Division, and Chair of the Task Force, can claim an impressive record of prosecutions (see here). The timeliness of these prosecutions should be well served as we enter a new hurricane season.