Skip to comments.Former D.C. Department of Human Services worker pleads guilty to scheme ($800K in food stamps)
Posted on 02/16/2014 6:42:25 AM PST by Libloather
Aretha Holland-Jackson, 45, admitted in federal court that she used her access to the Department of Human Services computer system to set up public assistance for nearly two dozen phony beneficiaries. Using fake names and Social Security numbers, Holland-Jackson obtained government ID cards that she and others used to withdraw food stamps, cash and other public benefits from ATMs, according to prosecutors.
Allison Holland, Holland-Jacksons 47-year-old sister, also admitted involvement in the scheme. Prosecutors said Holland, of Cheltenham, used three of the fake cards, then saved cash for her sister in a shoebox.
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That's a shame.
Aretha.....Obama’s niece just doing what the DoJ sequestered peoples can’t do.
The shame is that by the article, her sentence could only range from 15 to 31 months....imagine, stealing near a million dollars and only getting 2+ years in jail - likely less than a year with good time.
But the budget is “cut to the bone” according to Nazi Pelosi
What do you bet this is the tip of the reparations iceberg
Bet she still gets her pension.
That would not surprise me. I’m fully expecting Eric [MyPeople] Holder to intervene in the prosecution and sentencing to see that she is treated lightly and further repercussions are minimize. It’s the Holder-Obama-Chicago Way.
Holder will just see that she is treated “fairly”.
No prosecution, no jail time, reassigned to a similar job with similar access to da money.
Livin large and gettin paid. The Obama way.
“The shame is that by the article, her sentence could only range from 15 to 31 months....imagine, stealing near a million dollars and only getting 2+ years in jail - likely less than a year with good time.”
You know, the people who complain about prisoners languishing in jail for years over selling $100 of pot or shoplifting have a real complaint, IMO. The lesson to be learned here: If you are going to be a criminal, think BIG. Really BIG. The bigger you think, the smaller your proportional risk.
——What do you bet this is the tip of the reparations iceberg-——
I believe the fraud and theft is far beyond anything we can imagine....
I would not be surprised if it was multiple billions every year....
I also think that there are multiple schemes set up within government agencies to fund progressive \ liberal organizations with taxpayer money....
How else can all these organizations seem to have unlimited funding.... When their contributors and benefactors are poor people... ?
“Aretha Holland-Jackson”........ I stopped reading after the first sentence.
Nothing surprises me about this.
You’re right ... likewise, if you’re gonna go into debt, do it so big that it makes the bank(s) think twice about foreclosing you and having to declare a loss on the books.
Who over sees the Department of Human Services chimps?.
She’ll get a slap on the wrist and her pension — and another job in the bureaucracy.
Didn’t I read a couple items here recently where the commie ‘RATS were trumpeting that the District of Corruption was the number one place in the country where da conomy be “boomin’”? Go figure. April 15th is just around the corner.
Look, all she did was help out Obama with the stimulus program...spread some wealth around...
Where’s the crime in that?