Whaleoil CV Cheat series: ex FEMA director – Michael Brown

CV cheats make their way into some lofty positions, but appears that once you’ve written it down, it only takes time to be found out.

As it was with FEMA director Michael Brown

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Hurricane Katrina in 2005 killed nearly 2,000 people and destroyed many homes and livelihoods on a scale rarely seen in America’s recent history.

As director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Mr Brown had a crucial role to play in handling the response to the tragedy.

Despite praise from then US President George W Bush, his handling of the situation received widespread criticism.

It got even worse when a newspaper caught him out for vastly overstating his past experience in emergency response and outright lying about being a professor at university.

He soon resigned and is now a symbol of government incompetence in America.


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