• At least 35,000 CA unemployment claims filed for prison inmates, including Scott Peterson, DA says

    1 month ago - By ABC

    A California prosecutor says the state has paid out at least $140 million in benefits. At least 158 claims have been filed for 133 inmates on death row.
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  • Scott Peterson, CA death-row inmates got COVID-19 benefits in massive scam: report

    Scott Peterson, CA death-row inmates got COVID-19 benefits in massive scam: report

    1 month ago - By New York Post

    California prosecutors say they've uncovered a massive scam that allowed convicted killer Scott Peterson and other death row inmates to receive coronavirus unemployment benefits administered by the state, a report said Tuesday. It is “the most significant fraud on taxpayer funds in California history,” nine local district attorneys said in a letter obtained by The...
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  • California paid inmates $1B in fraudulent unemployment benefits, prosecutors say

    California paid inmates $1B in fraudulent unemployment benefits, prosecutors say

    1 month ago - By Politico

    Inmates in California's jails and prisons have stolen upwards of $1 billion in pandemic unemployment aid, four district attorneys and a federal prosecutor announced Tuesday.
    The news: A multi-agency investigation found that 35,000 unemployment claims were filed in the name of California state prison inmates and that 20,000 have already been paid out, said Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert.
    Schubert called the scale of the scheme "honestly staggering" and "one of the biggest fraud of taxpayer dollars in Calfornia history."
    The investigation involved district attorneys...
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