Friday, September 23, 2005

Oh This Is Just Peachy

BATON ROUGE, La. - Police found cases of food, clothing and tools intended for hurricane victims at the home of the chief administrative officer for a New Orleans suburb, authorities said Wednesday.

Officers searched Cedric Floyd's home because of complaints that city workers were helping themselves to donations for hurricane victims. Floyd, who runs the day-to-day operations in the suburb of Kenner, was in charge of distributing the goods.

Police plan to seek a charge of committing an illegal act as a public official against Floyd, and more charges against other city workers are possible, police Capt. Steve Caraway said.

The donations filled a large pickup truck four times. "It was an awful lot of stuff," Caraway said.

Cedric Floyd, Chief Administrative Officer

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) manages the day-to-day operation of City government. The Chief Administrative Officer, under the direction of the Mayor, shall supervise all departments, except the Legal Department, the Fire Department, and the Police Department. The CAO coordinates emergency management procedures, attends and participates in Council and Agenda Meetings, and represents the Mayor as directed.

Chief Administrative Officer Cedric Floyd was appointed to the highest non-elected position in city government on January 5, 2004.

But this character, Cedric Floyd, is no stranger to mismanagement and theft. Earlier this year Councilman Michael McMyne set up displays during a council meetring showing dozens of credit card bills from Mayor Capitano and CAO Floyd - expenses that did not include information on the business purpose of the bills. Seems Mr. Floyd enjoys eating at fine restaurants and getting free gasoline for his car - all paid for by the taxpayers.

In 1999 he violated the Campaign Finance Disclosure Act by loaning campaign funds to an individual when the loan was not related to his campaign or the holding of his public office. A $500 penalty was imposed.

People in Louisiana are without food, clothing, and shelter and this government employee, with his salary paid by the taxpayers, is found to be hoarding food, clothing, and tools intended for hurricane victims at his home. And this clown was in charge of distributing the goods!

There needs to be a special prison for this weasel.


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