Wednesday, February 13, 2008

One more Dept of Homeland Security Fiasco

"Fear" of terrorists has been the justification for more misspending and fraud than almost anything other than FEMA fiasco's related to Katrina.


A state audit found the chiefs association has misspent tens of thousands of federal dollars on such services as lawn care, window washing and pest control, and has continued to fail to document hundreds of other costs.

According to the audit by the Ohio Emergency Management Agency, the chiefs association misspent more than $182,000 in 2005.

Now, federal auditors will review all spending by the association dating to 2004.

"As we continue to dig into their budgets, we still have some concerns," said Nancy Dragani, executive director of the state agency, which controls the release of homeland-security money to the association.