Ex-FEMA Worker Avoids Jail In $100M Katrina Contract Scam

Law360, New York (September 7, 2012, 12:24 PM EDT) -- A former Federal Emergency Management Agency employee was sentenced Wednesday to one year of probation but avoided prison time for helping a disaster services company fraudulently win a $100 million contract to maintain government-issued mobile homes after Hurricane Katrina.

A Louisiana federal judge also declined to impose a fine on Robert Blevins, 75, of Fort Pierce, Fla. The former FEMA accounting property officer had faced up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine after pleading guilty May 2 to one count of violating federal...
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