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Probe Into Floyd Recovery Spending Completed

Posted June 22, 2007

— State investigators have finished a 10-month investigation into how Princeville spent some federal relief money after Hurricane Floyd.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency handed out $26 million to Princeville's more than 2,000 residents and another $1.5 million to the town to rebuild after Floyd wiped out much of the town in 1999. FEMA funneled another $7 million to the area in the form of grants.

The State Bureau of Investigation examined how much of that money was spent in response to a request by Edgecombe County District Attorney Howard Boney.

The SBI's findings have been turned over to Boney, who will decide whether to file charges.


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  • the river rat Jun 24, 2007

    When you write FEMA checks to companies that don't exist for work that was never done, it does tend to slow down the recovery efforts.

  • gopanthers Jun 23, 2007

    Lady Blue - I don't post a whole lot but I read a lot of your post and you always seem to be right on the mark. Now don't go and get no swollen head but most of the time I enjoy reading your post.

  • ladyblue Jun 23, 2007

    There is going to be a bashing in this town. Wonder how many politicians donated goodies to their causes. i hope everyone who ever mistreated hurricane victims by using their mone(hint EASLEY)gets their dues. Too many budgets have been balance and funds misdirected when it comes to Fema and then the citizens holler at Fema. They have no idea how much is given and where it goes instead of them. Especially new orleans.........

  • the river rat Jun 22, 2007

    This oughtta be entertaining.......