NOW FEMA EMPLOYEES AND SUPERVISORS CAUGHT STEALING IN THE INSITE’S HOMETOWN!

YOU WANT TO BUY AN AIR CONDITIONER? DON ‘T WORRY, IT’S WORKS, I’M WITH FEMA!


Federal agents arrested two FEMA employees and one former FEMA employee Wednesday in Baton Rouge on charges of conspiracy and stealing government property.Byron T. Basil, 29, of Plaquemine; Byron W. Hardesty, 37, of Baker; and Leroy Thomas Jr., 37, of Baton Rouge, are accused of taking air conditioning units from a Federal Emergency Management Agency storage site and attempting to sell them.According to the criminal complaint, Basil was deputy site manager for a FEMA site at 2695 N. Sherwood Forest Drive, where travel trailers have been stored. Each trailer was equipped with an air conditioning unit valued at $2,400.Thomas was a material specialist at the site and Hardesty was a former employee. All three had access to the site, the complaint says.According to court documents, the investigation started Sept. 29, when FEMA officials were alerted to the possible theft of 20 air-conditioning units from the site.A witness said he had seen Basil loading four units into the back of a pickup truck and that Basil told him he was selling the units for $400 a piece.