FEMA administrator resigns over improper use of gov’t money

WASHINGTON, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) William “Brock” Long announced his resignation on Wednesday, he was previously questioned over improper use of government resources.

This costed USD 94,000 in staff salary, USD 55,000 in travel expenses, and USD 2,000 in vehicle maintenance as determined in a Department of Homeland Security inspector general determined last year.

“Over the last two years, Administrator Long has admirably led the men and women of FEMA during very difficult, historic and complex times,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen in a statement. “Under Brock’s leadership, FEMA has successfully supported State and Territory-led efforts to respond and recover from 6 major hurricanes, 5 historic wildfires and dozens of other serious emergencies.” Deputy Administrator Pete Gaynor will become Acting Administrator upon Long’s departure.

Source: Kuwait News Agency