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Hurricane Katrina / Relief Fraud / Trailer Controversy #814938

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 27, 2005
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(Studio: Campbell Brown) Report introduced.

(Washington: Tom Costello) The scam involving temporary workers at a Red Cross call center in Bakersfield, California, who were stealing from victims of Hurricane Katrina reviewed. [US attorney McGregor SCOTT†- explains how the scheme worked.] [Philanthropy expert Elizabeth BORIS††- explains the problem with hiring subcontractors.] [American Red Cross senior vice president Steve COOPER†- vows to seek court-ordered restitution.]

(Studio: Campbell Brown) Report introduced.

(New Orleans: Ron Mott) The dispute among New Orleans residents over where to put FEMA trailers for hurricane victims reviewed; trailer statistics cited; resident’s comment to the “Times-Picayune” about increased crime quoted. [Resident Nick KLEAMENAKIS††- comments.] [Homeowner Alecia WILLIAMS††- opposes a trailer park on a golf course near her home.] [Mayor Ray NAGIN – says opponents are not very New Orleanian and not very Christian.]

Brown, Campbell;
Costello, Tom;
Mott, Ron

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