posted on Jan, 23 2006 @ 07:22 PM
The FBI has apparently uncovered a number of instances of public corruption and fraud, cutting across several layers of public life, as a result of
the ongoing relief effort taking place in the Gulf Coast region. The FBI has been vigilant since federal relief funds started flowing into the area,
whenever there's a flush of cash, officials succumb to temptation in greater numbers. No indictments have been announced yet, and there has been no
word on how many cases they're looking to pursue.
The FBI has uncovered fraud by public officials in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and has created a task force to investigate corruption as federal
money pours into the Gulf Coast region, Mississippi's top agent said Monday.
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It's inevitable, where there's money, there are scammers. The fact that some scammers happen to be government officials should come as no
surprise. It's unfortunate, but because public service affords great oppurtunity for fraud and corruption, many people succumb to the temptation.
The real problem is that nobody suited to public office wants the responsibility or the hassle, and conversely, it's the folks who want to be
powerful that really ought not to have power.
I hope this investigation is thorough and unrelenting. If we're really lucky, they'll spend some time investigating corporate corruption and
profiteering in the wake of the disaster. That would be a righteous investigation!
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