Attorney General: Tornado scammers beware

Visiting the ravaged Rancho Brazos area Friday afternoon (May 17) with Gov. Rick Perry, Attorney General Greg Abbott warned that the force of the law will descend on any “unscrupulous” businesses that target tornado victims. Abbott said his office will “stand ready to take complaints and investigate and prosecute” any who engage in illegal business practices that bring further harm to the residents of Rancho Brazos. At a press conference held at the site of the destruction, Perry praised Sheriff Roger Deeds and other county and city officials for their handling of the disaster. He said that efforts are getting under way to coordinate state and federal aid.