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FEMA sub-sub-contracting leads to possible loss

A landlord in Florida got a check for $6000 from FEMA for housing refugees. Problem: they never housed anyone, and the apartments in question have been vacant for months: "FEMA pay puzzles landlord". Let's look who did what:

[The landlord] sent an e-mail [informing them about the money] to Corporate Lodging Consultants of Wichita, Kan., which sent the checks. The consulting company works for the American Red Cross, which FEMA uses to administer a lodging reimbursement program.

Obviously, the chain of responsibility is a bit deep here. For a prior example of that, read about the FEMA buses. I don't know about the current case, but in that case I'd imagine that all those in the chain weren't working for free.