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Thursday, September 22, 2005

Storm Donations Found at Official's Home

What? Corruption and theft by government employees in Louisiana? Impossible! It couldn't possibly be true, could it?
Storm Donations Found at Official's Home
BATON ROUGE, La. - Police found cases of food, clothing and tools intended for hurricane victims at the home of the chief administrative officer for a New Orleans suburb, authorities said Wednesday.

Officers searched Cedric Floyd's home because of complaints that city workers were helping themselves to donations for hurricane victims. Floyd, who runs the day-to-day operations in the suburb of Kenner, was in charge of distributing the goods.

Police plan to seek a charge of committing an illegal act as a public official against Floyd, and more charges against other city workers are possible, police Capt. Steve Caraway said.

The donations filled a large pickup truck four times. "It was an awful lot of stuff," Caraway said.
He was probably just storing it for safekeeping... Don't you suppose?

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