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Posted: 9/13/2005 3:01:47 PM EDT
BATON ROUGE (Reuters) - The owners of a nursing home where 34 people were found dead after Hurricane Katrina have been arrested and charged with 34 counts of negligent homicide for not evacuating those patients, the Louisiana attorney general's office said on Tuesday.

Mable Mangano and Salvador Mangano Sr. surrendered to Medicaid fraud investigators in Baton Rouge late Tuesday afternoon and were being held in a parish prison.

The Manganos declined an offer from St. Bernard Parish authorities of buses to evacuate the residents of their facility, on top of a contract with an ambulance service they already had but did not use, the state said.

"When we decide we're going to put ourselves in harms way, we do it voluntarily and it's our problem. But you can't do it when you have the care and control and custody of patients," Attorney General Charles Foti told a briefing.

"Thirty-four people drowned in a nursing home when it should have been evacuated. I cannot say it any plainer than that," Foti said, his voice rising with anger.

The 34 were found in recent days in an advanced state of decomposition, Foti said, though it is presumed that they drowned when the storm hit.

Foti declined to say if the Manganos remained at the nursing home throughout the storm or if they fled before it struck on August 29.

Link Posted: 9/13/2005 3:02:51 PM EDT
Nagin and Blanco should be charged also ...
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 3:04:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2005 3:04:18 PM EDT by MrsGloftoe]
Dupe - http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=389616
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