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Everything you need to know about FEMA & Tiffany Brown Case

Ashar Habib
Everything you need to know about FEMA & Tiffany Brown Case

After FEMA awarded Tiffany Brown a massive contract, she only delivered a fraction of the promised millions of meals.

A business owner in Atlanta was awarded a massive contract by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at the outset of the crisis to supply millions of meals, but just a fraction of those meals were delivered. There was 11-day delay between payment and 1st delivery which was not agreed upon.

Tiffany Brown: My side of story

In her Medium blog post, she mentioned the following important facts:

·        My company Tribute Contracting LLC delivered 50,000 meals to Crowley Logistics (FEMA Delivery Agent) and had an additional 2 deliveries en route

·         I have no criminal record nor does my businesses

·        I only received $255,000 on a $156 million contract. I do not have $156 million in the bank and was unwilling to give the funding back. I was paid for what I delivered. Deliveries were inspected upon delivery.

·         I have worked in the government contracting industry since 2011; a primarily male-dominated field

·         I have been an authorized FEMA natural disaster vendor since 2013 and was under (3) separate IDIQ contracts at the time of the award with a maximum amount of $6.2 million cumulative (HSFE70–13-D-0142,HSFE70–13-D-0145 and HSFE70–13-D-0148).

·         I had years of experience in the food industry with contacts from the Federal Bureau of Prisons under my company Tiffany Brown LLC.

·        According to her, both Bronze Star LLC and Whitefish Energy had contracts cancelled as a result of Hurricane Maria, but neither company was prohibited from doing business or subjected to a thorough investigation.


 Crowley Logistics successfully proved that FEMA had agreed to a contract valued at $25 million before unilaterally expanding its scope to $96 million. The court found that “FEMA failed to tell Crowley about [the mistake in the modification] while actively insisting upon continued performance.”  The cases are similar.

What were the accusations?

·        Brown, 43, has been charged by the Department of Justice with 11 charges of major catastrophe fraud. She has been charged with 14 counts of wire fraud, one act of theft from the government, and three counts of money laundering.


Ashar Habib
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