THE AMERICAN JOURNAL

Ex-FEMA worker, cousin charged with Katrina fraud

JACKSON — A former Federal Emergency Management Agency employee and her cousin have been charged with allegedly stealing more than $721,000 in Hurricane Katrina money that was meant for storm victims.

Former FEMA worker Lashonda Booker and her cousin, Peggy Hilton, were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud Friday in a criminal information in U.S District Court in southern Mississippi. A criminal information is a charge filed by prosecutors without a grand jury indictment.

Read more: AP

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January 11, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

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