The Federal Emergency Management Agency may be preoccupied with Hurricane Florence, but its administrator Brock Long has another issue to worry about: He is under investigation for allegations that he misused government vehicles by commuting between Washington, D.C., and his home in North Carolina for months.
According to a report from Politico, the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is looking into whether Long misused government resources and personnel by using a staff driver and fleet vehicle to drive from Washington, D.C., to his home in North Carolina on weekends. During a FEMA briefing, Long told Politico that he planned to cooperate with the investigation.
Editor's note: On Sept. 17, the Washington Post reported that the investigation into Long's vehicle misuse has been turned over to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Long and two other federal employees may have broken as many as six laws through commuting back and forth.