In a development that should surprise no one, large amounts of fraud were found in an audit of government contracts issued to deal with problems caused by Hurricane Katrina.
Hmmmm . . . billions of dollars being handed out, much of it in an area (southern Louisiana, especially New Orleans) that is so famous for its corruption that even people in Montana have heard about it, with tons of media & political pressure to get something done NOW!!!! . . . . and there were instances of fraud.
An AP article, “Audit: Katrina Contracts Wasted Millions”, by Hope Yen, dated March 16th, can be found here –> http://apnews.myway.com/article/20060316/D8GCUN3O3.html.
Relevant link from that article:
GAO report: http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-06-461R