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GAO Report Confirms Pigford Designed for Undetectable Fraud
Breitbart ^ | 12/8/12 | Lee Stranahan

Posted on 12/08/2012 10:10:32 PM PST by Nachum

An official government report released Friday admits that the Pigford “Black Farmers” Settlement was designed with no mechanism for objectively determining fraud but hid that shocking conclusion under pages of bureaucratic doublespeak.

“Burying the lede” is a journalistic term used to describe the act of hiding essential information by putting non-essentials in front of it. On December 7, 2012, the United States Government Accountability Office released report number GAO-13-69R, also known as "Civil Rights: Additional Actions in Pigford II Claims Process Could Reduce Risk of Improper Determinations."

Just based on the title, you can already tell the report is needlessly wordy. This helps bury what should be the bigger story—that the Pigford settlement isn’t the mere victim of a few fraudsters but was, in fact, set up to make fraud not just rampant but also totally undetectable.

Breitbart News has been reporting for years now that the Pigford settlement allowed people to collect $50,000 just for claiming that they "attempted to farm" and that no other proof was needed. As a result, many claim that billions of dollars in fraudulent “attempted to farm” claims were paid out by the federal government. The new GAO report actually confirms what the late Andrew Breitbart pointed out time and again: the Pigford settlement is a massive swindle on the U.S. taxpayer, and it was designed that way from the start.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fraud; gao; pigford
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1 posted on 12/08/2012 10:10:37 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 12/08/2012 10:11:36 PM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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3 posted on 12/08/2012 10:12:37 PM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

A government agency lies, cheats and defrauds and nobody bothers to put the criminals in jail? I’m shocked!! Tell me this doesn’t involve money for minorities.


4 posted on 12/08/2012 10:26:30 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: Nachum

Yeah, things like this make me want to see how much government aid I can claim to get so I can help drive us over the cliff while we still have the 2nd amendment to rebuild after the fall.

Good gawd, a gardener could say they attempted to farm...

Heck you could say you are farming “turf” on your front lawn and use it to collect gubermint cheeze


5 posted on 12/08/2012 10:36:48 PM PST by GraceG
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To: GraceG

Are you black?


6 posted on 12/08/2012 10:42:07 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Duh.

Thanks Nachum.


7 posted on 12/08/2012 10:42:25 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

Are you black?

Would it matter if I was or of mixed heritage?


8 posted on 12/08/2012 11:04:43 PM PST by GraceG
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To: GraceG
The Pigford settlement is for black farmers who claim they were discriminated against by the USDA's farming loan program.

Don't know how black you need to be to qualify for grievance money.

9 posted on 12/08/2012 11:18:03 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: Nachum

There were attorneys at the Dept. of Justice (the good guys), who were totally shocked at how the Pigford case was handled. It allowed so much fraud that the black farmers who were the real victims of govt discrimination became victims again of the same govt.

This case, like that of the Indian case known as “Cobell”, allowed anyone to make a claim that they were a “farmer” or an “Indian” (with enough blood to be accepted by a recognized tribe), without presenting much verifiable documentation.

It has cost the taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars in fraudulent claims, and few in the govt gave a damn. Those who spoke out against this sloppiness and fraud were harassed, some out of their jobs, and it is getting worse under Holder and Obama.


10 posted on 12/08/2012 11:34:34 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Trailerpark Badass

Reports came out that some black people who owned land but never farmed it, were recruited to put in claims in the Pigford case. If they won compensation, they were to split it with the attorneys/groups who helped them file.

In many cases, no one checked whether the land had ever been farmed. This is called FRAUD and it was rampant. The same for the Cobell case in which the judge/master threw out a lot of “Indian blood” registrations and claims by tribes that didn’t exist except on a piece of paper.

If you were on the inside, you knew how corrupt these cases were. There are other cases, in the hundreds of millions of dollars or billions of dollars, where government indifference is costing the taxpayers through the nose, and the govt knows it.

Can’t say much beyond this but you get my drift.


11 posted on 12/08/2012 11:38:39 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Trailerpark Badass
Don't know how black you need to be to qualify for grievance money.

I wouldn't be surprised if the only fraud they could detect was fraudulent racial claims.

12 posted on 12/08/2012 11:39:29 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

(from the article ): ...” the late Andrew Breitbart pointed out time and again: the Pigford settlement is a massive swindle on the U.S. taxpayer, and it was designed that way from the start.”

True Dat !
Just don’t claim to be Amish !


13 posted on 12/08/2012 11:55:31 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt ("You never want a crisis to go to waste..."- Rahm Emanuel)
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To: Nachum

I figured that Pigford was simply reparations. Those who supported it didn’t want to use the word. Anyone can claim discrimination but doesn’t have to prove it. Kinda like other areas of the Gov’t now.


14 posted on 12/09/2012 3:33:44 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: Nachum

How many claims were paid out?


15 posted on 12/09/2012 3:36:42 AM PST by Thebaddog (Obama won, we lost)
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To: originalbuckeye

reparations is just another form of REDISTRIBUTION, American tax payers paying the so called disenfranchised over the centuries and now and forever.


16 posted on 12/09/2012 3:49:07 AM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Nachum

Allen West voted for this.


17 posted on 12/09/2012 3:53:21 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: ronnie raygun

I call them “Obama bribe bucks.”

Kind of like the Obama phones and the attempt to dismiss all overdue college loans.

The worst thing is that (black, brown, or any color or background other than white) requires a special dose of POLITICAL CORRECTNESS to appease these groups so that they will continue voting for the party that has the potential for even more “goodies” to be doled out to them.


18 posted on 12/09/2012 4:09:10 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Nachum

How else do you pay reparations without an uproar?


19 posted on 12/09/2012 4:17:52 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: 9YearLurker

Thank You for reminding all of that before he Announces for President


20 posted on 12/09/2012 4:19:07 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: 9YearLurker

Thank You for reminding all of that before he Announces for President


21 posted on 12/09/2012 4:19:39 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: Nachum
The ONLY Qualification to get $50K of Obama money was to be black.....

What a surprise.....

22 posted on 12/09/2012 4:27:47 AM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: ballplayer

West’s very brief record is in a number of ways less conservative than his rhetoric.


23 posted on 12/09/2012 4:28:01 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Dapper 26
My sister works for the department that distributes these funds.

It is as racist and duplicitous as an Obama talking point.

24 posted on 12/09/2012 4:56:10 AM PST by Aevery_Freeman (The trouble with the "masses" is that they never achieve the "m")
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To: GraceG

I wonder if growing weed counts.


25 posted on 12/09/2012 4:58:32 AM PST by Aevery_Freeman (The trouble with the "masses" is that they never achieve the "m")
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To: Nachum; All

Ryan Julison, an Orlando PR specialist, not only worked the Spin for the Pigford Settlement....he is also the PR guy in the forefront of the lynching of George Zimmerman

At least Julison will be financially alleviated after Zimmerman’s upcoming lawsuit


26 posted on 12/09/2012 5:13:55 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Seems that the ones who understand little about the economy are economists)
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To: 9YearLurker

But apologized later.


27 posted on 12/09/2012 5:23:00 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Of course—and if you believe his explanation that he didn’t realize what he was voting for, I have a fake conservative to sell you.


28 posted on 12/09/2012 6:14:13 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

I don’t think he’s a fake. Maybe he really believed he was doing the right thing at the time. No one likes discrimination because of skin color. I believe there was some discrimination but the way the settlement was handled was ridiculous.


29 posted on 12/09/2012 6:16:48 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

This is the usual victim group rights scam industry. It will eventually kill the US.


30 posted on 12/09/2012 3:31:54 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Nachum

You had better believe it! They do not feed the hogs unless they get their own portion of the slop. Follow the money, Democrats got kick backs from this. They always do, that’s why they have these crooked schemes.


31 posted on 04/26/2013 4:12:56 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Nachum
Reparations
32 posted on 04/26/2013 4:26:17 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

So they would split it with the attorneys/groups and of course some of that money would be spread out to Democrat politicians.


33 posted on 04/26/2013 4:46:02 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Is this Ryan Julison of a swarthy hew?


34 posted on 04/26/2013 4:49:49 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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