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90 DC workers face firing for unemployment fraud
AP via news.yahoo.com ^ | Mon Feb 6, 2012

Posted on 02/06/2012 2:15:30 PM PST by posterchild

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 90 District of Columbia workers have been suspended and may be fired after officials determined they received unemployment checks while holding city jobs.

The Washington Post reports Monday that another 60 former D.C. workers have cashed unemployment checks they were not entitled to.

Lisa Mallory is director of the city's Department of Employment Services. She says the city has paid about $800,000 in unemployment benefits to working city employees since 2009 (http://wapo.st/yEm9Iw ).

Mallory says some employees received as much as $20,000. Others received a few hundred dollars.

The fraud is not complicated. Mallory says people simply show they aren't receiving income — even when they are.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: firing; fraud; theft; unemployment

1 posted on 02/06/2012 2:15:39 PM PST by posterchild
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To: posterchild

Who would have imagined that a city government would report their employees income? /s


2 posted on 02/06/2012 2:16:38 PM PST by posterchild (I'm old enough to remember when journalists bothered to look things up on wikipedia.)
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To: posterchild

Sounds like more of “Holder’s people.”


3 posted on 02/06/2012 2:17:22 PM PST by ab01
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To: posterchild

Will they get unemployment if they’re fired?................


4 posted on 02/06/2012 2:21:10 PM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: posterchild
The fraud is not complicated. Mallory says people simply show they aren't receiving income — even when they are.

So there is absolutely no cross checking. How do they show they aren't receiving income? Perhaps by not showing their pay stub. What a system.

5 posted on 02/06/2012 2:22:01 PM PST by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: posterchild

I imagine obamma will give all a pass on this.


6 posted on 02/06/2012 2:22:17 PM PST by rawhide
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To: Red Badger

But, of course, they just have to show they aren’t receiving any money. Simple.


7 posted on 02/06/2012 2:24:43 PM PST by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: rawhide

Congress has control of the purse strings so Boehner will give them a pass.


8 posted on 02/06/2012 2:24:59 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: ab01

” Sounds like more of “Holder’s people.” “

I felt guilty, but I thought the same.

I know it’s not all...probably a very small minority...but still, there appears to be an “attitude” there that I simply no longer will tolerate.


9 posted on 02/06/2012 2:26:02 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Red Badger

Well, we can’t just leave them to experience the consequences of their own fraud...


10 posted on 02/06/2012 2:26:41 PM PST by posterchild (I'm old enough to remember when journalists bothered to look things up on wikipedia.)
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To: Red Badger
Will they get unemployment if they’re fired?

Of course. Along with free medical, housing, childcare, etc. Good times!!!

11 posted on 02/06/2012 2:26:53 PM PST by bgill (The Obama admin is staging a coup. Wake up, America, it's almost too late.)
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To: posterchild

I guess in depth interview skills are lacking by however did the reporting. Seems a lot of important information missing here.


12 posted on 02/06/2012 2:27:02 PM PST by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: posterchild

“the city has paid about $800,000 in unemployment benefits to working city employees since 2009”

First off “working city employee” is an oxymoron. Almost none of the DC employees do any actual work.

Second, these are the same people who want to control the economy. They can’t even figure out how to pay unemployment. This has been going on since at least 1999, probably a lot longer.

If people realized how much taxpayer money is being stolen by government employees they would be amazed..


13 posted on 02/06/2012 2:28:32 PM PST by detective
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To: posterchild

“About 90 District of Columbia workers have been suspended and may be fired after officials determined they received unemployment checks while holding city jobs.”

You would think they would be doing jail time... But they “may” be fired?


14 posted on 02/06/2012 2:28:56 PM PST by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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“Oh, I thought you asked if I had any earnings.
These aren’t earnings, this is just money I get from the government.
I didn’t earn nothing!”


15 posted on 02/06/2012 2:31:08 PM PST by ChuteTheMall (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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“Oh, I thought you asked if I had any earnings.
These aren’t earnings, this is just money I get from the government.
I didn’t earn nothing!”


16 posted on 02/06/2012 2:31:20 PM PST by ChuteTheMall (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: babygene

This is why I miss Marion S. Barry. He would never had tolerated this level of corruption.


17 posted on 02/06/2012 2:31:44 PM PST by posterchild (I'm old enough to remember when journalists bothered to look things up on wikipedia.)
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To: Red Badger

” Will they get unemployment if they’re fired?................ “

Could be a bit of a thorny legal problem here —

If ‘unemployment’ is equated with ‘not working’, and ‘working’ is not the first descriptive term that comes to mind regarding city drones, then aren’t they, by definition, unemployed??


18 posted on 02/06/2012 2:32:20 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Uncle Ike

Apparently DC does not define ‘unemployed’ the same as the real world.
Their definition seems to center around ‘receiving money’, whether you worked for it or not.
That way, drug dealers and prostitutes are covered............theoretically......


19 posted on 02/06/2012 2:40:59 PM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: ab01
Sounds like more of “Holder’s people.”

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20 posted on 02/06/2012 2:41:24 PM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: thouworm; CutePuppy; ken5050; rintense; PAConservative1; fieldmarshaldj; AuntB; Tennessee Nana
Unemployment checks are said to be contributing to Greece's downfall. People get jobs and work 6 mos----just to qualify---then collect UI for a year.

Could get worse here.

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Illegal Manuel Mejia Ordonez ordered to repay $3M in Calif employment fraud
San Francisco Chronicle | June 26, 2010
FR Posted June 26, 2010 by artichokegrower

A former Marysville resident has been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay back $3 million in fraudulently obtained unemployment compensation.

US Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner said 31-year-old Manuel Mejia Ordonez was sentenced to eight years and one month in prison for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and identity theft. (Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...

QUESTION How does a citizen of Mexico make $3 million in unemployment claims? A. By establishing multiple identities. The fraudster, Manuel Mejia Ordonez, got eight years for conspiracy to commit mail fraud........and identity theft.

A common practice among "impoverished" illegals is to buy several forged identities for several thousand dollars each---- to vote and to ride the US gravy train under several names.

Jose Madrigal---the Washington state rapist---had some 30 identities.

21 posted on 02/06/2012 3:06:14 PM PST by Liz
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To: Liz

Kinda takes Cloward-Piven to the next level, doesn’t it?


22 posted on 02/06/2012 3:24:47 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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23 posted on 02/06/2012 3:36:07 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: posterchild
Only 90?

24 posted on 02/06/2012 3:40:35 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: posterchild

If this was only the worst that happened in D.C. today.....


25 posted on 02/06/2012 3:40:55 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: posterchild

The DC government has been a craphole for decades.


26 posted on 02/06/2012 4:08:54 PM PST by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: posterchild

“May” be fired?

Yeah, sure.


27 posted on 02/06/2012 4:57:11 PM PST by hattend (Jesus wants me to make churches pay for abortions. - Barack Obama)
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To: posterchild

Newsmax

Unemployment Tricks: Jobs Claim Made by ‘Shrinking’ Workforce
Monday, February 6, 2012 10:11 PM

By: Andrew Henry

Last week, the White House claimed that unemployment dropped for the fifth consecutive month to 8.3 percent — the lowest it has been in nearly three years — after adding 243,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

But financial experts are saying the figures may have been manipulated — and that the significant drop in employment was because of the fact that the federal agency charged with computing key economic data has significantly decreased the number of Americans in the workforce.

http://www.newsmax.com/PrintTemplate.aspx?nodeid=428619


28 posted on 02/07/2012 7:25:41 AM PST by KeyLargo
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