OK… I know this will not come as a suprise, given the leadership, or lack thereof, that is displayed in the current Administration. But a couple of days ago, it was in the news that FEMA has showed their true colors again. I will let you make your own decisions, and let me know if I’m wrong about FEMA… I think you can see a cycle here, with everything the GOP is in on.
The FBI arrested two Federal Emergency Management Agency employees Friday after each accepted $10,000 in cash kickbacks from a food services contractor, the U.S. Attorney said.
The contractor, who was not immediately identified, notified the government of attempts to bribe him soon after he arrived in New Orleans at a FEMA camp in the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans.
U.S. Attorney Jim Letten said both suspects – identified as Andrew Rose and Loyd Hollman, both of Colorado – took the contractor into a locked room to discuss how they could artificially inflate the head count of FEMA workers taking meals at the camp, which would increase the contractor’s revenue. They allegedly told the contractor they would need $20,000 in kickbacks to inflate the figures.
Hollman and Rose each were charged with soliciting bribes as public officials. Both were in custody Friday afternoon and Letten said prosecutors would argue that they should be held without bail as flight risks.