Hurricane Katrina : waste, fraud, and abuse worsen the disaster : hearing

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Page 133 - Indeed, organizations such as the National Association of Attorneys General and the National District Attorneys Association have in the past produced some of the most comprehensive money laundering training and resource materials available.
Page 7 - Schneider, if you would please stand and raise your right hand. Do you swear that the testimony you are about to give to the Committee will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you, God?
Page 27 - Chairman COLLINS. Thank you. Senator Levin. OPENING STATEMENT OF SENATOR LEVIN Senator LEVIN. Thank you very much, Madam Chairman, and thanks to all of our witnesses.
Page 71 - FEMA's Individuals and Households Program in Miami-Dade County, Florida, for Hurricane Frances.
Page 43 - FEMA activated expedited assistance to provide fast track money*—in the form of $2,000 in expedited assistance payments—to eligible disaster victims to help with immediate, emergency needs of food, shelter, clothing, and personal necessities. This swift response was vital in helping victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. FEMA specified that expedited assistance payments were to be provided only to individuals and households who, as a result of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, were displaced from...
Page 70 - ... (3) to provide a means for keeping the head of the establishment and the Congress fully and currently informed about problems and deficiencies relating to the administration of such programs and operations and the necessity for and progress of corrective action; thereby is hereby established in each of such establishments an office of Inspector General.
Page 91 - For example, the staff of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana has only recently returned to its offices in New Orleans.
Page 46 - > * process that FEMA used to review registrations for disaster relief and approve assistance payments. These weaknesses leave the government vulnerable to fraud and abuse. Our work indicates that FEMA put in place limited procedures designed to prevent, detect, and deter certain types of duplicate and potentially fraudulent disaster registrations. However, FEMA did not apply these limited procedures to most registrations, thus leaving a substantial number of registrations without any protection...
Page 84 - Mr. Chairman, that concludes my prepared statement I would be happy to answer any questions at this time.
Page 133 - Transportation, the Community Services Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the General Services Administration, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Small Business Administration, and the Veterans...

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