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Louisiana gave away $1.3 million in food stamps to deceased people
NOLA - The Times-Picayune ^ | July 07, 2014 at 5:45 PM, updated July 08, 2014 at 7:28 AM | By Julia O'Donoghue

Posted on 07/09/2014 9:20:32 AM PDT by topher

Louisiana spent about $1.3 million on food stamps for people who were already dead between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2013, according to a report issued by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor Monday (July 7).

In all, state benefits went out to 3,938 deceased people over the four-year period examined by the auditor. The Louisiana auditor only reviewed records concerning single people who had died. The total amount of money spent on food stamps for single people in Louisiana during this time was $1.08 billion.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: dcfs; deadbenefits; foodstamps; louisiana
The Good News about this is that the Bobby Jindal Administration finally caught this. This would still be going on if we had Democrat (DemonRat) as governor...

Also, and importantly, those who received benefits and failed to notify DCFS will have to pay back the amount of benefits received.

If Bobby Jindal was not Governor, those folks would have been forgiven for stealing from the government.

1 posted on 07/09/2014 9:20:32 AM PDT by topher
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To: topher

They justified their budget,
they “transferred wealth” to the scammers,
and they made themselves feel good about themselves for “caring”.

No downside, if you’re a lib.


2 posted on 07/09/2014 9:21:32 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: topher

I am sure LA is not unique. Every state should do a similar check.


3 posted on 07/09/2014 9:21:55 AM PDT by kabar
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To: topher
Louisiana/DCFS (Dept of Children/Family Services) recently threw the Director of Auditing (for DCFS) and two other DCFS auditors for stealing from Louisiana/DCFS.

I guess they replace those thiefs/clowns with someone willing to work and uncover fraud...

Again, credit Jindal and his folks.

There were three bad apples, but they found them, and now there is some action about fraud with food stamps...

4 posted on 07/09/2014 9:23:01 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

The disastrous legacy of Huey P. Long still lives.


5 posted on 07/09/2014 9:23:03 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: topher
They vote - why shouldn't they eat?
6 posted on 07/09/2014 9:24:35 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: MrB
Except Jindal is making those who did this pay back the money they stole.

You might have heard about the folks in North Louisiana who went out of Walmart with shopping carts full of groceries during the government shutdown.

Basically, a government worker in Louisiana raised the limit to zero since the food stamps were shut down.

Those people who stole food must now pay back the state of Louisiana.

They can be denied food stamps or have food stamp benefit deducted until that is paid back...

7 posted on 07/09/2014 9:25:56 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: lormand

Except The Jindal Aministration is closing this loophole to check for deaths and remove people from the food stamp rolls.


8 posted on 07/09/2014 9:27:02 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

Jindal must be “heartless”...

Those people were HUNGRY!


9 posted on 07/09/2014 9:29:39 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: lormand
This is why the Judge in New Orleans goofed up today by giving Ray Nagin such a light sentence.

Ray Nagin should have been given the maximum sentence.

He was convicted of 20 of 21 counts of fraud and corruption.

[Color Orange as this is what Ray will be wearing]:

Sometimes it is necessary for an example to be made of a person so that other people know it is wrong to do what Ray Nagin did...

10 posted on 07/09/2014 9:30:00 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: MrB

Especially when they have been dead for 3 months... [ /sarc off ]


11 posted on 07/09/2014 9:30:41 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

So, if the people were dead, who got the food stamps?


12 posted on 07/09/2014 9:30:55 AM PDT by Jrabbit
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To: topher

Have any of the usual suspects started hollering “racism!!!” yet?


13 posted on 07/09/2014 9:32:19 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: topher

They’re just party expenses. You know how they like to celebrate at funerals in Nawlins.


14 posted on 07/09/2014 9:35:57 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: topher

Still pandering to the Democrat voting base


15 posted on 07/09/2014 9:36:15 AM PDT by thorvaldr
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**3,938 deceased people over the four-year period examined by the auditor**

Why weren’t the books audited annually?


16 posted on 07/09/2014 9:41:07 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Same with voter rolls.


17 posted on 07/09/2014 9:41:21 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: topher

“Louisiana spent about $1.3 million on food stamps for people who were already dead between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2013, according to a report issued by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor Monday (July 7). In all, state benefits went out to 3,938 deceased people over the four-year period examined by the auditor.”

2 questions:

1. How many dead food stamp receivers are still voting?

2. How much kick back did the department that monitors this abuse get back from the relatives of the dead?


18 posted on 07/09/2014 9:42:24 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obama's Storm of Illegal immigrants, = new democrat voters and His Katrina Moment!)
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To: Salvation

Oh come on, don’t try to apply logic here! We are talking about democRATS here!!!/S


19 posted on 07/09/2014 9:46:15 AM PDT by 9422WMR ("Ignorance can be cured by education, but stupidity is forever.")
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To: Salvation
Just recently, the Director of Auditing for DCFS got thrown in jail for fraud/corruption.

Two other DCFS Auditors for DCFS also got thrown in jail for the same scheme.

Unfortunately, few people are hearing about THAT story.

But, apparently, Jindal (and the head of DCFS) has cracked the whip on auditors for DCFS.

When the Director of Auditing is a bad apple (busy de-frauding the government and not doing his job), that is bad...

I will try to find the articles on this...

20 posted on 07/09/2014 10:43:45 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: Salvation; All
Stories on the bad auditors:

Freerepublic: US Attorney: Third DCFS auditor accused in fraud case

[NOLA.com] Second state auditor charged in DCFS fraud scheme

Freerepublic: Louisiana state audit director charged with fraud

So the three are:

Delrice Augustus (he was director of auditing for DCFS)

Corey S. Polk (buddy of Delrice, also was auditor of DCFS, involved in fraud/corruption)

Kaneasha Goston (buddy of Delrice, also was auditor of DCFS, involved in fraud/corrpution)

21 posted on 07/09/2014 10:51:52 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: Grampa Dave
I imagine that Jindal is checking the voter rolls on that...

At least I hope he did.

As for kick backs, the article states that money will be deducted from benefits until the money stolen because of not reporting dead relatives is returned to the state government.

So if someone received $1000 from the dead relative in Food Stamps, then money is deducted until the $1000 is paid off.

How that is done is unclear.

But in a similar situation, where a state employee raised the Food Stamp limit because of the government shutdown, I don't think the people on Food Stamps can get Food Stamps until that is paid back.

22 posted on 07/09/2014 11:00:32 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: 9422WMR
Bobby Jindal is the Governor and is a Republican.

He really has done things to turn some things around in Louisiana.

However, there are a number of things wrong in Louisiana...

23 posted on 07/09/2014 11:02:01 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

All good Irishmen.


24 posted on 07/09/2014 11:31:48 AM PDT by wordsofearnest (Proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs it. C.S. Lewis)
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To: wordsofearnest
They need to display pictures of themselves in their new ORANGE clothes.

The auditors that did this are already in prison, I believe...

25 posted on 07/09/2014 12:47:13 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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