People often talk of the “fog of war,” where no one is sure exactly what’s going on. The same can be true with hurricanes. Particularly post-hurricane. Sometimes people take advantage of the chaos.
(From The Washington Examiner)
New York City will reimburse the federal government more than $5 million for its attempt to scam the Federal Emergency Management Agency with bogus claims it submitted after Superstorm Sandy hit the city in 2012, according to a settlement filed in Manhattan federal court Wednesday.
U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in Manhattan said the incident took money FEMA should have been able to give to “legitimate disaster victims in desperate need.”