Thursday, April 18, 2013

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

But -- but -- but -- I thought all who work in government are benevolent public servants? That they're better than the rest of us? That they're angels, working for the public good?

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.

Now take this fraud, multiply it by a million dollars or so, and you get your typical Senator.

Hat tips: Patriot Update and BadBlue News.


Dapandico said...

They will still draw unemployment and welfare while in prison.

The MUSEman said...

Hmmm...Well, at least we know those workers know the rules and regulations well enough to break them! LOL

Rorschach said...

If only those senators WERE unemployed...