After the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906, the government-embedded crooks went to work stealing relief money.
The criminality went straight to the mayor’s office.
The good news is that San Francisco city government got cleaned up somewhat as a result of the scandal.
Maybe the same will happen for New Orleans.
In the meantime…
It looks like Mayor Ray Nagin’s brother-in-law and others in the Nagin circle were billing the federal government for repairing homes that did not exist, for work that was never done and for work that was done by volunteer church groups.