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MEMA accused of misspending Katrina funds

PEARL — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency misspent nearly $18 million in Hurricane Katrina reconstruction grants, and should pay it back — with nearly $1 million interest, federal auditors say. The bill produced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General includes money spent to manage grants and overpayments to local governments, mainly for removing debris. It ...

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