Contractor Pleads Guilty To Katrina-Related Kickbacks

Law360, New York (April 27, 2012, 6:53 PM EDT) -- A contractor pled guilty on Thursday to conspiring to steal federal funds as part of a kickback scheme connected to the New Orleans Affordable Homeownership Corp., a now-defunct program that received government grants intended to remediate properties in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Earl Myers defrauded NOAH by overcharging for jobs, receiving payment for work not actually done and kicking back funds to an unnamed city official who served as NOAH's executive director, according to a bill of information read and agreed to by him....
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