Home » NEWS » Rosemary Barbour to appeal Katrina-related penalties

Rosemary Barbour to appeal Katrina-related penalties

JACKSON — Rosemary Ramirez Barbour plans to appeal more than $350,000 in penalties and damages she was ordered to pay after a judge said she defrauded the government on a Hurricane Katrina contract.

Barbour’s company, Alcatec, LLC, was awarded a contract after the 2005 hurricane to inspect and maintain Federal Emergency Management Agency trailers.

The FBI raided Alcatec’s office in 2007. The following year, Barbour filed a claim against FEMA, alleging the agency owed her money. FEMA filed a counter claim saying Barbour used fraudulent billing practices.

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Christine Odell Cook Miller sided with FEMA and ordered the fine in August.

Barbour filed a notice of appeal Oct. 20.

Barbour is married to Charles Barbour, former Hinds County, Miss., supervisor and nephew of Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour.

BEFORE YOU GO…

… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Megan Wright

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*