FBI seizes Katrina records in Laurel

FBI agents were back in Laurel Friday, seizing Hurricane Katrina recovery records from city hall and Neel-Shaffer engineering firm.

City officials refuse to comment but sources tell 7 ON YOUR SIDE that special agents first went to city hall seeking records, statements, and invoices pertaining to city contracts for the hurricane recovery efforts.  After the city hall visit, agents were seen at the Neel-Shaffer office.

Last month, the U.S. attorney's office took similar documents from the Jones County courthouse.

The county recently sued FEMA for $6 million, money officials say was owed the county by the federal government.

In a February letter from Homeland Security, the federal government said Jones County failed to ensure that it obtained the best price for debris removal monitoring.