On October 25th, 2012, James McGee Jr. suffered a massive heart attack at his home. Attempts to save his life were unsuccessful. He appeared to be in perfect health in June, 2007 as witnessed by the federal government. As of this posting, Mr. McGee has yet to be vindicated. He was in fact innocent, of all allegations against him. As few as 2 and as many as 13 agents could be found guilty on federal hate crime's violations. These agents took an oath. They violated that oath.
Yes he did. On June 07, 2007 The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security surrendered after none of the reports and allegations could be substantiated. According to current federal law, James had to secure counsel and vindicate himself. In other words, MS-FEMA played judge, jury and executioner ruling him guilty without due process of the law. FEMA never would allow for him to be secured to his application.
Some evidence is retained within a federal computer system. The right to expose this truth is guaranteed without prosecution as long as it is the truth. The violations have already occurred and been witnessed by a Chief Executive Officer of the US Dept. of Homeland Security. .James must vindicate himself.
It started in 2005, about 5 days after the largest natural disaster struck the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Some survived and some didn't. A loophole in FEMA allowed them to discriminate. A loophole in the proclamation attached, will ensure that it will never happen again.
While falsifying and submitting federal documents is considered a serious crime, so is conspiracy. The investigation being conducted by the Internal Revenue Service has concluded.
A federal probe was authorized on November 18th 2011 and is currently ongoing. It may go back many years to uncover when and how a father's and son's names could have been combined in the federal system. Residency, S/S#'s, DOB's separate the two. Since the IRS is being held accountable as well, it is imperative that they find out what happened. They must vindicate themselves also.
One thing for sure, it appears that Pearl River County is ground zero. It is also apparent that the state of Mississippi will stop at nothing to collect debt. Did Mississippi's division of FEMA finally cross the line? They were caught within the first few days.
A man in supposed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. In this case, MS-FEMA and others played judge,jury and executioner by ruling that James McGee Jr. was GUILTY. Why are the laws demanding that he must prove his innocence? That question is one of many that must be answered in court.
It appears that even in light of the federal entities having knowledge of what has happened including those who may have played a part in the violations, none can get involved in prosecuting those accused.
Having said that, the policies that were in place on 8/29/2005 still remain and the same thing could happen all over again.
Since there is no timeline for James McGee Jr. to be vindicated, the search continues for counsel tp assist in filing the lawsuit against Mississippi FEMA. One with the courage to stand up and fight to correct the injustice that allowed this to happen.
Defending constituent discrimination based on sexual orientation is not allowed by Mississippi attorney's. "It is not in our registry", according to some in the profession. Large law firms were already contracted by MS-FEMA to protect the entity from the victims of the storm. Did they anticipate having to defend themselves?
We attended a meeting on 11/18.2011, with the Neighborhood Home Program to provide documentation they requested to qualify for the program. HUD mandated this program be launched to address the unmet needs of thousands that were left out of the recovery process because it appeared the state had turned Hurricane Katrina into a flood only program.
An agreement had been reached with the assistance of the Mississippi Center for Justice and the Barbour administration to do the right thing.
It looks like the NHP will address the needs of the victims as it was designed. We will know more in the coming months and will update the information as needed. The state enacted laws to allow state programs to disqualify victims for a variety of reasons. Six years after landfall of the largest natural disaster in this country's history, the recovery process moves forward for many who were turned down by the Mississippi Development Authority You can follow the recovery progress at http://www.msdisasterrecovery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=1&lang=us
The state argued that they could not tell if it was the father or the son whose names was actually on the property deed since 1992. Proof of true ownership was shown during this meeting with NHP officials. While they authenticate its validity, the social security number of the true owner is listed next to the name on the deed. The state will hire the proper firms in the future to ensure this never happens again.
We'll keep you posted as this particular case moves toward a resolution. It does have to go to court for prosecution of those involved.
Within the first ten days after landfall, a small travel trailer was secured at the damaged address. The state has no record of this being done. In October,2007, a request was made for a larger, more medically accommodating unit to be placed at the damaged address. A 3 bedroom modular temporary living facility was mobilized that was ADA compatible and was to include handicap accessible ramps at both the front and back doors. The orders were not followed as outlined. There was a ramp installed for the front entrance and a stairway was installed for the back. In the event of a fire or other emergency, there was no way to exit the facility via a wheelchair through the rear of the home.
MS-FEMA removed any and all documentation that either of these temporary living facilities even existed. According to Pearl River County Sheriff's office, the current unit located at the damaged address was never entered into their system as being a FEMA temporary housing unit. They were under the impression that it was purchased privately and was not related to Hurricane Katrina.
The conclusion of James McGee Jr.'s name of record, DOB, and S/S# is complete. There are no taxes due to the IRS and his file is clean, meaning there is nothing that he can be prosecuted for associated with his name. The focus shifts now to how over a million dollars in liens and a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is still on his name within the federal system.
That information was in part utilized by federal agents with a division of MS-FEMA in Poplarville, MS to remove his name from an application for disaster assistance in Sept. 2005. All services were blocked to this caretaker of two terminally ill family members who were under his direct care. His equal rights were in fact violated by FEMA.
It is against federal law for an agency to use any credit (real or not) against a disaster victim associated with a proclamation as was the case during Hurricane Katrina. A conspiracy was uncovered within the local community as it worked its way into the state and federal entities. This case sadly allowed for a horrible death as a result of their actions.
As more information becomes available, the conclusions will be posted here for those with a personal interest in this case. A federal appeal was granted in 2007 but ignored by the state.
*) My name was cleared and added to the federal application for disaster assistance by a senior agent for the Federal Emergency Management Agency on September 4th 2005. It was not secured to the application by any of the agents working in the disaster recovery office located in Poplarville,MS office. My name was removed.
*) This agents name has been removed giving the appearance he never existed. Nothing was submitted to become part of this case file that reflect actions he took while at the damaged address. Instead, a name was inserted of another person whom I never had contact with. According to FEMA civil rights division in Maryland, agents from Mississippi claim that this agent who had the authority to clear my name was only a sub contractor. This statement will prove to be false.
*) I was told that my name would not be secured to the application and that I would never receive any services out of the disaster recovery office because none of the agents would agree to secure my name. They didn't.
*) No Mississippi-FEMA agents ever arrived at the damaged address to verify who in fact were the owners of the property or to assess any emergency medical needs that may have been required. I was a male caretaker of two terminally family members at the time by law.They were under my direct care by orders of their doctors.
*) Reports were submitted to the federal government accusing me of crimes that later proved to be false.Many people launched complaints to federal agents in the disaster recovery office in Poplarville,MS. What motivated these agents to involve themselves with the local community and where did all of the information come from that they used in their reports?
*) Pearl River County appears to be ground zero for information inserted into the federal system overlaying my personal financial information from the Internal Revenue Service over my father's name of record. This was done sometime around March,2005. My father is a resident of Louisiana and has never had any connections to the State of Mississippi yet they tried to imply that he and I were the same person and that my business that was registered in Pearl River County was his. The Pearl River County tax office contacted him in Louisiana to collect taxes on my business. Federal Bankruptcy Courts also demanded thousands of dollars in payments from my father around this time frame in association with taxes due that were not neither his or mine.
*) The IRS regional division in New Orleans stated that while they may have inserted my fathers tax liabilities and liens on top of my name of record, the information submitted to them came from the local IRS office in the community where I reside. An investigation is currently underway to determine just who submitted that incorrect information.
*) Governor Haley Barbour has twice denied a civil rights investigation request submitted to him in 2008 while claiming to the media and to the federal government in 2010 that his FEMA agency had no violations of anyones civil rights related to Hurricane Katrina He claimed I was never a resident or homeowner and stood firm on orders to have me arrested for income tax evasion. That arrest never happened
*) The case file reflects that no attempts were ever made by us to add my name to the disaster application when in fact several attempts were made. It also reflects that no receipts were ever submitted to MS-FEMA and that the household was non compliant. The fact is that receipts had been submitted with the first receipt being that of an emergency generator for $300.00 in September 2005. It was categorized in the database as misc and was reimbursed by MS-FEMA
*) My name has appeared on my property deed along with the other owner, including social security numbers with survivorship rights. We purchased the property in 1991 from my grandmother and the mobile home was given to us both by my father and mother. The property deed research company responsible for reporting this information has never informed FEMA that there was multiple owners when verification was requested. A home grant had been awarded by FEMA in 1998 but was issued to only one property owner, making it null and void. A clear violation of estate law. It was done again in 2005.
*) As a result of violations that started within the first weeks of the disaster and continued for the next 21 months, a thorough federal investigation was conducted in June,2007 by a chief executive officer of the United States of America.
*) Cleared of all charges levied against me by the State of Mississippi, Pearl River County and FEMA, a federal appeal was granted. I qualified for every grant that was in the program according to the federal computer. The appeals board/investigative officer said that the state should process the appeal and help would come within 3 months. It took 1year and 20 days for the state to turn down the appeal.
*) Nothing in the above mentioned case file reflects anything concerning this Chief Administrative Officer or his visit in June 2007. Nothing relating to his investigation, inspection of the repairs or the federal appeal that had been awarded. His name was also removed in contrast to documents that had been filled out at the time of his visit with his name on them. I told him my feelings that no one from MS_FEMA would ever come to help because I remembered what was told to me in 2005. I also told him that he was witness to my mother being under my direct care and to the fact she would never receive assistance from FEMA. The federal appeal that I qualified for would not be honored by the MS-FEMA division, The MDA, Governor Haley Barbour, or the State of Mississippi. My mother passed away in May 2008 while still under the disaster proclamation with no services ever rendered.
*) The Internal Revenue Service is still investigating and while the New Orleans division is expected to appear in court for their part, they said that responsibility for my mothers death would have to fall on FEMA in Mississippi for their actions. The IRS must vindicate their own selves as well. In receipt of another letter of apology and a request for another 45 days to complete their investigation, the IRS may have the power to address these issues in federal court to minimize damages possibly opening this case.
*) There is the burning question is to how Governor Haley Barbour came to possess a copy of a check that was associated with the father's Louisiana based business and "assumed" that it belonged to a business registered in Pearl River County,MS. Did Pearl River County tax office surrender copies of a check to the governor upon his request? Possibly, or did MS-FEMA offer the copies to the governor? Either way, there had to be a conversation between them over this check. What was that conversation about, and why would it have come up under a natural disaster proclamation?
It is not my position to speculate. My position is to expose the truth. I have forwarded much evidence to as many federal entities as I could thinking they would vindicate me and clear my name. They say they cannot come between a constituent and a state. Several federal entities find themselves guilty as well. All because of the actions of entities within the state. Pearl River County has known since the day the property deed was processed that I was a resident. They also know every business name I have created and payed taxes on throughout my 19 year residency in the state. The questions directed at me from both federal agents revolved around my father, his home and business and if he was in fact alive or dead. The community knew I was caring for my mother in my home at least 5 months before the storm made landfall. The county and state also knew that I was vindicated through the MS-ACLU against the Pearl River County Sheriff's Dept. for violations that occurred in the mid 1990's. No monetary damages were requested in that complaint but that entity went through a period of time where their policies were adjusted and retraining was mandated. I was vindicated.
"While checking on the status of my father's application for disaster assistance with FEMA from his residence located in St. Charles Parish, a FEMA representative on the telephone accused me of fraud saying that I also owned my fathers home and was making applications in both states. She also stated that she was reporting me to the fraud division.She made the report and his claim was blocked from any services too. She did not acknowledge dates of births and social security numbers before taking the action she took."