Political Hoard


Hard to disburse emergency post-hurricane supplies, when city officials are hoarding them:

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP)—Police found cases of food, clothes and tools intended for hurricane victims in the backyard, shed and rooms throughout the home of a chief administrative officer of a New Orleans suburb, officials said Wednesday.

Police in Kenner searched Cedric Floyd's home Tuesday because of complaints that city workers were helping themselves to donations for hurricane victims. Floyd, who runs the day-to-day operations in Kenner, was in charge of distributing the donations.

The donations, including lanterns, vacuums and clothes with price tags attached, had to be removed in four loads in a big pickup truck, Kenner police Capt. Steve Caraway said.

"It was an awful lot of stuff," he said.

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