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Feds expand review of Chippewa Cree aid mismanagement


Last updated 6/23/2015 at 1:04am

HELENA, (AP) — U.S. government auditors are expanding their review of federal disaster aid mismanagement by the Chippewa Cree Tribe after finding fraud, waste and abuse in a project to demolish the Montana tribe's health clinic that was destroyed by flooding in 2010.

The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general's office recommended the Federal Emergency Management Agency deny the tribe's $3.9 million claim for the clinic's demolition, and the auditors now plan to examine all $31.6 million FEMA awarded the tribe after the flooding.

The auditors also recommended that FEMA label t...

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