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FEMA officials, contractor accused of hurricane relief fraud

 

September 11, 2019

Gerald Herbert – Associated Press file

Neighbors sit on a couch outside their destroyed homes as sun sets in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Federal authorities said Tuesday they have arrested two former officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the former president of a major disaster relief contractor, accusing them of bribery and fraud in the efforts to restore electricity to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Puerto Rico said that the then-president of Cobra Acquisitions LLC, Donald Keith Ellison, gave FEMA's deputy regional director airline flights, hotel accommodations, personal security services and the use of a credit card.

http://www.startribune.com/fema-officials-contractor-accused-of-hurricane-relief-fraud/559950242/

 

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