1. Author interview with Robert Johannessen, Louisana Department of Health and Hospitals

2. "Local Volunteers Refused," Black Voice News, Oct. 14, 2005

3. Congressional testimony from Dept, of Homeland Security Inspector General Matt Jadacki; May 6, 2006

4. Committee on Government Reform report on Katrina contracting, July 2006

5. Author interview

6. "Shaw Group Swings to Loss on Katrina," Associated Press, July 10, 2006

7. Project on Government Oversight

8. "Halliburton to Build $30 million prison at Guantanamo Bay," by David Ivanovich, Houston Chronicle, June 17, 2005

9. "Halliburton gets Katrina Contract, hires former FEMA director," Halliburton Watch, Sept. 1, 2005

10. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Contract # DACA63-03-D- 0005: March 8, 2003

11. "Pentagon questions Halliburton on $1.8 billion of work in Iraq," by Neil King, Jr., Wall Street Journal, Aug. 11, 2004

12. Anatomy of a Katrina Cleanup Contract," by Eamon Javers, BusinessWeek, Oct. 27, 2005

13. Center for Responsive Politics

14. Ibid

15. "Contracts Negotiated by Witt Criticized," by Gerard Shields, The Advocate, Oct. 14, 2005

16. "Stumbling Storm-Aid Effort Put Tons of Ice on Trips to Nowhere," by Scott Shane and Eric Lipton, The New York Times, Oct. 2, 2005

17. "Jeb Bush Asked to Explain Cruise Ship Deal," Associated Press, Fe. 28, 2006

18. Office of Sen. Tom Coburn

19. "$236 Million Cruise Ship Deal Criticized," Jonathan Weisman, Washington Post, Sept. 28, 2005

20. "Minority Firms Getting Few Katrina Contracts: Most awards going to businesses with an existing government relationship," MSNBC.com, Oct. 4, 2005

21. "Congressman wants probe of no-bid contracts,"Mississippi Clarion-Ledger, Oct. 2, 2005

22. Author interview

23. Author interview

24. Taxpayers for Common Sense

25. Author interview

26. Department of Homeland Security

27. Ibid

28. "FEMA Overestimated Cost of Contracts After Katrina," Spencer Hsu, Washington Post, Nov. 15, 2005

29. Project on Government Oversight

30. Ibid

31. "Determination and Findings Amendment 1: Notice of Cancellation," United States Department of the Interior, Nov. 8, 2005

32. "Short-Staffed FEMA Farms Out Procurement," Griff Witte and Robert O'Harrow Jr., Washington Post, Sept. 17, 2005

33. Department of Homeland Security

34. "Oversight of Gulf Coast Hurricane Recovery," President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency, Dec. 30, 2005

35. "FEMA Breaks Promise on Katrina Contracts," Associated Press, March 24, 2006

36. "Waste, Abuse and Mismanagement in Department of Homeland Security Contracts," Committee on Government Reform; July 27, 2006

37. Author interview

38. "Report: Government Wasted Millions in Katrina Contracts," Associated Press, March 16, 2006

39. Author interview

40. "FBI Investigating Katrina Contracts," by Karen Turni Bazile, New Orleans Times-Picayune, Mar. 30, 2006

41. Ibid

42. Author interview

43. "Disaster Profiteering: The Flood of Crony Contracting Following Hurricane Katrina," Charlie Cray, Multinational Monitor, Sept./Oct. 2005

44. Testimony before the Committee on Government Reform, May, 2005

45. "Defining Small," by Griff Witte and Renae Merle, Washington Post, Oct. 20, 2005

46. Federal Election Commission

47. "Anatomy of a Katrina Clean-up Contract," by Eamon Javers, Business Week, Oct. 27, 2005

48. "Hurricane Bends Landfill Rules," by Manuel Poig-Franzia, Washington Post, Oct. 30, 2005

49. Ibid

50. Ibid

51. "Gulf Coast Slaves," by Roberto Lovato, Salon, Nov. 15, 2005

52. Statement from the Governor's Office, Oct. 24, 2005

53. "Congress members demand Halliburton suspension," Halliburton Watch, Sept. 27, 2005

54. Author interview

55. Author interview

56. Immigrant Justice Project

57. Ibid

58. "Good Work and Fair Contracts: Making Gulf Coast Reconstruction Work for Local Residents and Businesses," by the Gulf Coast Commission on Reconstruction and Equity

59. "Center Seeks Justice for Katrina's Migrant Workers," Southern Poverty Law Center, Feb. 2, 2006

60. Center for Responsive Politics

61. "Needing Builders, Gulf City Looks to China," by Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times; June 27, 2006

62. Author interview

63. "Mercenaries guard homes of the rich in New Orleans," Jamie Wilson, Guardian (UK), Sept. 12, 2005

64. "Blackwater Mercenaries Paid $950 per day to Patrol New Orleans," Jeremy Scahill, The Nation, June 5, 2006

65. Author interview

66. Committee on Government Reform Report on Department of Homeland Security Contracting, July 27, 2006

67. "No More Broken Promises," Mary Landrieu, USA Today, Oct. 10, 2005

68. Last five years figures calculated from government revenue figures reported in Halliburton 2003, 2004 and 2005 Annual Report

69. Dan Briody, "The Halliburton Agenda," Wiley, 2004. Jeffrey Rodengen, "Legend of Halliburton," Write Stuff Enterprises Publishers, 1996

70. Rick Rocamora, "Made for Al-Qaeda" Newsbreak (Philippines), 5 August 2002

71. Halliburton Press Release, "KBR Chosen To Continue Supporting U.S. Navy Under CONCAP Contract," July 27, 2004. U.S. Navy contract # N62470-04-D-4017, August 29, 2005

72. U.S. Navy contract # N62470-04-D-4017, issued Sept. 9, 2005

73. Raymond Klempin, Houston Business Journal, 13 September 1982

74. Congresional Record, August 30, 1966

75. Figures derived from Center for Responsive Politics website. http://opensecrets.org/  

76. 1990s figure cited in Knut Royce and Nathaniel Heller

"Cheney Led Halliburton To Feast at Federal Trough." Center for Public Integrity, August 2, 2001

77. Jack Maskell, "Official's Stock Options In and Deferred Compensation From a Corporation as a "Financial Interest" of an Executive Branch Official in Such a Corporation," Memorandum , American Law Division, Congressional Research Service, 22 September 2003

78. Interviews with Dammen Gant Campbell's lawyers and Michael Hirst, Department of Justice, March 2002

79. Author interview, Robert Johannessen, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

80. Kenyon International Emergency Services, Inc. Statement of Work, signed contract, obtained via Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

81. "Cost to Remove Katrina Dead Stirs Criticism," by Christopher Cooper and Jeff P. Opdyke, The Wall Street Journal; Nov. 4, 2005

82. Kenyon International Emergency Services, Inc. Statement of Work, signed contract, obtained via Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

83. "New Orleans' Black Funeral Business Faces Dim Future," by Kamika Dunlap, Oakland Tribune, March 23, 2006

84. "Did Bush lie under oath in funeral home case?" by Robert Bryce and Anthony York, Salon, August 9, 1999

85. Newsweek magazine, August 16, 1999

86. "Bush in contempt in Formaldegate?" by Robert Bryce, The Texas Observer, Sept. 3, 1999

87. "FuneralGate Hits Texas," Robert Bryce, The Austin Chronicle, July 9, 1999

88. "Kovco Error 'Not Company's Fault," Australian Herald Sun, April 27, 2006

89. "New Orleans' Black Funeral Business Faces a Grim Future," Kamika Dunlap, Oakland Tribune, March 23, 2006

90. "Frustration Grows in Black Community Over Handling of Dead in Louisiana," Black Voice News, Oct. 15. 2005

91. "New Orleans' Black Funeral Business Faces a Grim Future," Kamika Dunlap, Oakland Tribune, March 23, 2006

92. "Cost to Remove Katrina Dead Stirs Criticism," by Christopher Cooper and Jeff P. Opdyke, The Wall Street Journal; Nov. 4, 2005

93. "Bungled Records of Storm Deaths Renew Anguish," Shaila Dewan, The New York Times, Nov. 11, 2005

94. Email to author, from Louis Cataldie









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Published August, 2006 by CorpWatch. Edited by Brooke Shelby Biggs

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