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Investigators arrest Section 8 cheating suspects
Atlanta Constitution ^ | 1 Sep 10 | Craig Schneider and Rhonda Cook

Posted on 09/02/2010 10:04:54 AM PDT by SkyPilot

Georgia investigators started arresting about 80 people around the state Wednesday for allegedly lying their way into federally funded Section 8 housing.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vernon Keenan said 63 people were arrested by Wednesday evening and more will follow in coming weeks. The announcement of further arrests was intended as a threat toward Section 8 cheaters across the state.

Keenan invited those who have erred on their Section 8 forms to come forward, since they could receive leniency. Those found cheating would have to leave the housing and pay back what they owe, but they might not face prosecution, he said.

"A person who receives housing benefits that they are not entitled to steals taxpayer money," Keenan said.

The arrest sweeps targeted people who have lied about their income and the number of people in their household in order to obtain a subsidy that can pay upwards of three quarters of their rent. Some of those arrested said they earn less money than they actually do. Some did not admit to having a second job or acknowledge they had additional people living in the home who added to the household income.

Many have been bilking the system for years, officials said.

(Excerpt) Read more at ajc.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cheats; housing; section8
My oh my.

The more they dig, the more fraud they will find. I guarantee it.

It was only 2 weeks ago that there was a "near riot" in Atlanta over handing out applications for Section 8.

MOB RUSH FOR FED AID DRAWS RIOT POLICE


1 posted on 09/02/2010 10:04:56 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Was Charlie Rangel arrested too???!!!!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 09/02/2010 10:05:55 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: humblegunner

Teh Pie.

They haz it.


3 posted on 09/02/2010 10:08:41 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: SkyPilot

Perhaps some of them were illegal aliens,though this possibility wasn’t mentioned in article.


4 posted on 09/02/2010 10:09:21 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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OBAMAVILLE

5 posted on 09/02/2010 10:11:20 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: FES0844
This is one of my favorite Charlie the Crooks quotes:

"It's not 'sp—' or 'n——-' anymore; they just say, 'Let's cut taxes!"

That is an actual quote.

The nerve of these people amazes me.

6 posted on 09/02/2010 10:11:20 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

They just want some of Obama’s stash. I bet some of these people had a job when Bush was President.


7 posted on 09/02/2010 10:12:23 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: SkyPilot
Many have been bilking the system for years, officials said.

No *hit, Sherlock!

8 posted on 09/02/2010 10:14:06 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: SkyPilot

It must be embarassing to be called a democrat UNLESS you’re a democrat... who have no shame..


9 posted on 09/02/2010 10:14:43 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: martin_fierro

Now I know where my pie at.


10 posted on 09/02/2010 10:16:51 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: SkyPilot

The real kick here is that the USA is producing people who are not only liars, but who would lie to get INTO a section 8 apartment. If I were going to lie, it would be to get the hell OUT OF section 8 apartments.


11 posted on 09/02/2010 10:17:40 AM PDT by RingerSIX
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To: RingerSIX
The real kick here is that the USA is producing people who are not only liars, but who would lie to get INTO a section 8 apartment. If I were going to lie, it would be to get the hell OUT OF section 8 apartments.

Maybe that's because Section 8 is vouchers to live in apartments in nice neighborhoods.

12 posted on 09/02/2010 10:23:13 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Politicians exist to break windows so they may spend other people's money to fix them.)
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To: Shimmer1

ping


13 posted on 09/02/2010 10:33:04 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 586 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: RingerSIX

Producing Cash for Trash...another failed government program


14 posted on 09/02/2010 10:34:18 AM PDT by ebersole
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To: SkyPilot

I knwo a lot of FReepers are against it, but I myself am on SSD and I will NEVER use Section 8. I have enough (770.00 a month) and that is plenty to get a pretty decent place and live well, since I do get stamps. A lot of people get pretty fat checks on benefits and they should be able to pay their own way.

My mom was mental (due to a lifetime of abuse) and I understand why she did it, but I will NEVER understand why these perfectly able bodied and able minded people are so EAGER to take every freebie they can get. It’s disgusting.


15 posted on 09/02/2010 10:35:10 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: SkyPilot

Alright!!

We knew this crap happens and it’s
great when they do something about it, finally!


16 posted on 09/02/2010 10:38:53 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Moonman62

Yes, I was going to say that.

Section 8 gives them gobs of money so that they can move to a part of town that hasn’t been totally ruined yet.

I went to see an apartment in a nice apartment building with lots of pools all around it near my home — as I was walking down the halls I noticed that there were no plants, no pictures, no lights, no benches to sit down upon... it seemed very strange.

I turned to the real estate agent and asked him why everything that was portable had been taken away... and he told me the answer. Section 8. I had never heard of it before.

And then my friends told me, that if I rented in that building, I had to be very very careful that my wife and children did not get raped out by the pool or in the hallways.

Thanks Democrats!

You certainly have helped make America a wonderful place — what used to be my America! Wife and kids getting raped by the swimming pool! Isn’t that a wonderful idea! I sure am happy I paid all those taxes all those years...


17 posted on 09/02/2010 10:39:19 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: SkyPilot

Good form!!!


18 posted on 09/02/2010 10:51:42 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: evets
Maybe they could teach all those people how to whittle, farm, raise rabbitts or something.
19 posted on 09/02/2010 10:54:03 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: Moonman62
Section 8 vouchers are not only for apartments.. you can rent any thing, as long as the amount charged for rent does not exceed the allowed amt set by section 8. you can rent a 10 bed room house as long as the price is in the range, and the land lord takes section 8.. I personally am on section 8, as a senior citizen I appreciate this valuable tool, to make my check go further.. I rent a duplex, in a nice neighborhood.. all section 8 ppl are not vagrants.. and you can have assets, a new car or what ever, as long as you report it to your worker..
20 posted on 09/02/2010 11:00:56 AM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: SkyPilot

...”A person who receives housing benefits that they are not entitled to steals taxpayer money,” Keenan said...

Yep. And those that are entitled to the benefits are just having the government steal taxpayer money for them.


21 posted on 09/02/2010 11:03:11 AM PDT by SC_Native (Ex resident of SC, GA, VA, NC. Current resident of FL.)
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To: FES0844

Did they find the one in the White House? Search the golf course.


22 posted on 09/02/2010 11:22:55 AM PDT by shiva
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To: SkyPilot

Section 8 is nothing more than redistribution of wealth.


23 posted on 09/02/2010 11:46:54 AM PDT by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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To: JoanneSD

You’re welcome


24 posted on 09/02/2010 12:06:56 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (think. It isn't illegal yet.)
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To: manic4organic
Section 8 is nothing more than redistribution of wealth.

It destroys more wealth than it redistributes. Never invest in real estate in a neighborhood with many section 8 renters.

25 posted on 09/02/2010 12:43:00 PM PDT by Reeses
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To: SkyPilot
"A person who receives housing benefits that they are not entitled to steals taxpayer money,"

Fixed.

26 posted on 09/02/2010 1:04:19 PM PDT by tnlibertarian
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To: SkyPilot

Fraud.

The simple ignorant act of providing able-bodied people with subsidized/free housing is an enormous act of fraud, in and of itself.


27 posted on 09/02/2010 1:06:04 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: martin_fierro

I used to think I had some pie. Then I looked at my state, local, and federal withholdings.

28 posted on 09/02/2010 3:30:14 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009
Section 8 gives them gobs of money so that they can move to a part of town that hasn’t been totally ruined yet.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the truth.

Section 8 is ruining my old neighborhood. Many people still there see crime rising like crazy, but can't piece together exactly why. They also don't know that real estate agents selling houses and landlords renting nearby will not disclose to people information pertaining to Section 8 housing in the area.

29 posted on 09/02/2010 3:34:04 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot
There is a Section 8 apartment complex near me. All over the thing are satellite dishes for TV. My view is if you can afford to pay for satellite TV, you should not qualify for Section 8 housing.

Also, the ONLY TWO homicides last year in my city were in this apartment complex.

I asked a local cop what he thought of this apartment complex and he said “I wish I could call in an air-strike”.

30 posted on 11/04/2010 9:32:17 AM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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