Skip to comments.Louisiana gave away $1.3 million in food stamps to deceased people
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.
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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.
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.
I am sure LA is not unique. Every state should do a similar check.
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...
The disastrous legacy of Huey P. Long still lives.
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...
Except The Jindal Aministration is closing this loophole to check for deaths and remove people from the food stamp rolls.
Jindal must be “heartless”...
Those people were HUNGRY!
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...
Especially when they have been dead for 3 months... [ /sarc off ]
So, if the people were dead, who got the food stamps?
Have any of the usual suspects started hollering “racism!!!” yet?
They’re just party expenses. You know how they like to celebrate at funerals in Nawlins.
Still pandering to the Democrat voting base
**3,938 deceased people over the four-year period examined by the auditor**
Why weren’t the books audited annually?
Same with voter rolls.
“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.”
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?
Oh come on, don’t try to apply logic here! We are talking about democRATS here!!!/S
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...
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)
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.
He really has done things to turn some things around in Louisiana.
However, there are a number of things wrong in Louisiana...
All good Irishmen.
The auditors that did this are already in prison, I believe...