Miceal Brown has been removed from duty overseeing Katrina relief.
FEMA Chief Relieved of Katrina Duties
By LARA JAKES JORDAN, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON - Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Brown is being removed from his role in managing the Bush administration's Hurricane Katrina relief efforts and is returning to Washington.
Asked if he was being made a scapegoat for a federal relief effort that has drawn widespread and sharp criticism, Brown told The Associated Press after a long pause: "By the press, yes. By the president, No."
This comes with news that Brown may have also padded his resume. Brown, one of the many tops people in FEMA that owe their jobs to their political connections to Bush, has been called on several of his claimed experience. One is "an assistant city manager with emergency services oversight." While his former boss did say that Brown was a very hard worker, he was really an intern with no managerial responsibilities . A claim that he was "the Executive Director of the Independent Electrical Contractors," when he was just a regional Director. He lists "Outstanding Political Science Professor, Central State University" as one of his awards when he was never a professor, only a student.
The White House disputes some of the charges of padding his resume and the info is still a bit murky. I am sure it will sorted out shortly.