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  • Reps. Bachmann, King allege fraud in black farmers settlement

    09/29/2010 1:06:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 29, 2010 | Kevin Bogardus
    House Republicans on Wednesday charged that a multibillion-dollar settlement with black farmers supported by the Obama administration was rife with fraud. At a press conference in the Capitol Visitor Center, Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Steve King (R-Iowa) alleged that a $1.25 billion Agriculture Department settlement to resolve discrimination claims included individuals who were never farmers. Bachmann said the discrimination claim process was subject to "massive and widespread fraud and abuse." King also said he believes the Obama administration has ignored the fraud allegations surrounding the settlement. "I think they have turned a blind eye to the...