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Another Small Case in the Annals of Big Government by The Elephant's Child

From Director Blue:

Dozens of IRS employees claim to be unemployed in order to receive welfare, housing allowances and food stamps.

These are the civil servants, the experts that help to run the government for the benefit of us poor citizens, working for the public good, and paid for with our hard-earned dollars.

Twenty-four current and former Internal Revenue Service employees have been charged with stealing government benefits, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

The IRS employees were indicted on charges that they illegally received more than $250,000 in benefits including unemployment insurance payments, food stamps, welfare, and housing vouchers, the U.S. attorney’s office in Memphis said in a news release.

Prosecutors say 13 of the IRS employees face federal charges of lying about being unemployed while applying for or recertifying their government benefits…

They each face up to five years in prison if convicted of making false statements to receive the benefits.

Eleven others face state charges of theft of property over $1,000, a felony that can carry a sentence of probation up to 12 years in prison if they are convicted.

Doug Ross (Director Blue) adds: “Now take this fraud, multiply it by a million dollars or so, and you get your typical Senator.” But he’s even more cynical than I am.


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