California inmates paid millions in pandemic unemployment relief scam

Los Angeles (AFP) – California prisoners including high-profile serial killers and murderers on death row received hundreds of millions of dollars in pandemic relief funds in one of the biggest frauds in the US state’s history, prosecutors said Tuesday.Investigators alerted to reports of illegal unemployment claims made from prisons under Covid-19 relief schemes discovered tens of thousands filed in the name of inmates, Sacramento County district attorney Anne Marie Schubert told a press conference.”Hundreds of millions of dollars — that may well amount to upwards of a billion dollars — havi…

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