Thursday, November 10, 2005

Criminal Probe Set for New Orleans Levees

My Way News:
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into the levee failures that swamped New Orleans, looking into the possibility of corruption in the design, construction and maintenance of the flood barriers.

U.S. Attorney Jim Letten said Wednesday that his office began the investigation the week after Hurricane Katrina.

'The scope of our interest is very broad,' he said.

He said some officials were found to have undisclosed conflicts of interest, and 'we're extremely concerned about those.' He would not give details.
I'd like to think that these prosecutors will be as unbiased and thorough as Mr. Fitzgerald, but something tells me they won't be. We'll see if this is the administration's way of getting out from under the backlash of their originally feeble response to the crisis, or if it's a legitimate inquiry. Stay tuned.

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