There were at least two damaging floods in New Orleans in 2005, one of them when the levees broke, and another when ethically challenged public officials and businessmen dealt with an ensuing flood of recovery dollars.
A second member of the New Orleans City Council has now pleaded guilty to misusing federal money. Jon Johnson, a former member of the Legislature, admitted to using the recovery money in part for his failed 2007 campaign, in which he unsuccessfully tried to return to the state Senate.
Prosecutors have now caught up with Johnson, who was elected to the council in 2010. He faces up to five years in prison.
Former council member Renee Gill Pratt was convicted in 2011 of a conspiracy charge that included allegations she misappropriated four vehicles donated to the city after Hurricane Katrina.
Sad ends to political careers in the Crescent City.