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State to Launch Probe of Red Cross Volunteers

March 26, 2006|From Times Wire Reports

State Atty. Gen. Charles C. Foti Jr. is investigating complaints that American Red Cross volunteers improperly diverted money and supplies meant for hurricane victims in the New Orleans area.

Foti spokeswoman Kris Wartelle told the Washington Post that the probe would be announced Monday. On Friday, under pressure from members of Congress, the Red Cross said that it was investigating claims that some of its volunteers engaged in widespread theft in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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