Rosemary Barbour to appeal Katrina-related penalties
Published: October 25,2011
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.
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