New York City officials who defrauded FEMA out of $4 million in Hurricane Sandy need to be prosecuted
Feb. 21, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to a court settlement between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and New York City after the city defrauded the federal government out of millions of dollars in false damage claims after Hurricane Sandy:
"It is reprehensible that New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio's administration scammed FEMA out of more than $4 million in false damages that did not occur in Hurricane Sandy. If a private citizen attempted to this scam though false claims, they would be in jail. Attorney General William Barr needs to press the U.S. Attorney's office in New York to pursue criminal charges against those responsible. A fine paid for by New York City taxpayers does nothing to discourage future theft by the De Blasio government. A jail sentence for the perpetrators will."