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U.S. intelligence agencies to identify persons, made rich by Hurricane Katrina

January 24 2006

The FBI uncovered a major fraud committed by a number of public officials and organizations after Hurricane Katrina. Especially for the investigation of corruption task force was established, which shall establish, where leave the federal funds, a broad stream directed to the affected areas on the Gulf Coast.

"We see that public officials are involved in a number of fraudulent transactions," - said John Rocchi, an FBI agent from Mississippi. - Fortunately, this practice is not widespread, but we identified a number of occasions and have now begun an investigation. "No other details reported Rocky did not.

Another FBI agent - Sheila Thorne of Louisiana - said that the bureau has established several task forces in each of three areas of the state to investigate hurricane-related fraud.

In this case, she said, that the agents considered illegal operations at all levels, including public corruption.

Federal funds on an unprecedented scale were sent to the victims of the hurricane states to eliminate its consequences. But Louisiana and Mississippi were in support of billions of dollars, not including private donations, reports CNN.

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