It seems that the government isn't the only organization that was taken advantage of after Katrina. This time, the NY Times ran a story about a victim of Katrina who was, in fact, not a victim. I am willing to give some leeway because it brings Katrina to the forefront again. I think that bastard that fooled them and stole money from people who needed should be forced to go to New Orleans and work on someone's house to repay the money and meet the people he was stealing from.
I grew up in Metairie, LA and lived in actual New Orleans for 12 years. The day that I turned 30, I moved to New Jersey and then to Easton, PA 4 years ago. As luck would have it, I was in New Orleans when Katrina approached and evacuated to Jackson, MS. Other than that, I am a Latin and history teacher at a small, independent school in NJ. I miss New Orleans a lot, think about it all the time, and try to go there whenever the work schedule allows.