Dear Liberty Dispatch,
As the investigation into the actions of both Liberty and Chambers County elected officials continues we see that without a doubt both County Judge's and possibly other elected officials clearly took advantage of their fiduciary positions by handing out the post hurricane cleaning contracts to their friends, relatives and political supporters. This is a very bad outcome for the very people these men were elected to serve. Their actions should lead FEMA officials to look into the way their money is distributed after disasters. If these men and others are eventually indicted, prosecutors should take into consideration the fact these men put their own selfish greed above the interests of the people they were sworn to serve.
The arrogant excuse they were just trying to keep the work local will not stand. It is an absolute shame that the privileged few profited from this storm while many still suffer with their housing needs and economic losses.
Taxpayers and voters should demand justice in this matter. We realize that everyone is innocent until proven guilty but the public deserves to know the truth about what happened.
If you have any information that will help in the investigation of these officials please contact the FBI, the Texas Attorney General's office, Liberty Dispatch, HCN and/or Wayne Dolcefino.