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Prosecutors Struggle to Catch Up to a Tidal Wave of Pandemic Fraud

Posted on AllSides August 16th, 2022
From The Left
Federal State and Tribal Powers, Coronavirus, Prosecutors
Eve Edelheit for The New York Times

In the midst of the pandemic the government gave unemployment benefits to the incarcerated, the imaginary and the dead. It sent money to “farms” that turned out to be front yards. It paid people who were on the government’s “Do Not Pay List.” It gave loans to 342 people who said their name was “N/A.”

As the virus shuttered businesses and forced people out of work, the federal government sent a flood of relief money into programs aimed at helping the newly unemployed and boosting the economy. That included $3.1 trillion that former...

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