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47 charged in $250 million fraud in federal food program

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by rivergator, Sep 20, 2022.

  1. rivergator

    rivergator Too Hot Mod Moderator VIP Member

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    Pretty horrific if true. But it's not really a surprise. I suspect there's lots of theft in these kinds of programs.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/busi...M1FdNDPUzQGGSZ7CvmI2XtcYD6xHPp2Wmz8WzNIQVRJlo
     
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  2. rivergator

    rivergator Too Hot Mod Moderator VIP Member

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  3. tilly

    tilly Superhero Mod. Fast witted. Bulletproof posts. Moderator VIP Member

    Saw this a couple hours ago.
    The Bible says "The love of money os the root of all evil"

    Seems to always prove true
     
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  4. gator95

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    Prosecute all to the fullest extent of the law.
     
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  5. carpeveritas

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    Wonder if those not in the US will be extradited from the nations they currently reside in. One quarter of a billion dollars is a hefty sum and one has to wonder why there is no mention of frozen assets at this point.
     
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  6. Gatorhead

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    The great destroyer of American Democracy:

    Limitless consumption, mind manipulation, and the worship of false idols. (Consumer Goods)

    Brought to you every second by:
    TV
    Radio
    Phones
    Personal Computers
    laptops
    Apple Watches (they be watching u alright)
    Cable
    Streaming Services
    Movies
    Internet
    Commercials
    Web Sites
    Podcasts
    Magazines
    Billboards

    Ad Nauseum, non stop, every second.

    We are American Zombies and so many are so zombified and conditioned by this, insesent, corporate, mind control campaign they consider it normal. The corporate advertising thought control process is a multi trillion dollar industry supported by every level of Govt and every party.

    I awoke from my personal trance a few years ago. Thankfully.

    It is a strange American Society and World we live in. Soon to face some harsh realities.
     
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  7. BLING

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    Unless they are in a country with no extradition treaty with the U.S., why wouldn’t they be extradited?

    Some of them may be fugitives or try to flee to non-extradition countries. But if they are caught or try to travel through a country with extradition they will be apprehended and turned over.
     
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  8. carpeveritas

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    Doesn't matter whether we extradition or not. The harboring nation makes the decision to extradite. Julian Assange is a prime example of late.
     
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    Assange was a high profile case, hiding in an embassy trying to claim diplomatic immunity or some such nonsense. I doubt that tactic would work for these more “run of the mill” financial criminals who would probably be caught by interpol or trying to cross borders in which case the extradition treaty would be pretty clear and routine. Assange obviously had some unique resources to fight his particular extradition.

    Assange got booted out of the Ecuadorian embassy btw, while he’s apparently still trying to fight extradition from the U.K. he’s actually sitting in a max security prison while he waits. One of the countries mentioned with this fraud is Turkey (apparanly funds used to purchase property there), if that is one of the nationalities of a fugitive I doubt they’ll similarly want to sit in a Turkish prison while fighting extradition.
     
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  10. Gatorrick22

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    The way American became the greatest economy in the world... had a lot to do with our buying of products lots and lots of products. Products that people all over the world make... that makes the world go round and round. It's the backbone of the free market society.

    China is trying to get people to buy more by introducing digital currency that has a deadline. If you don't spend it by a certain date you lose it. They obviously have free market economics down to a science. They know what made the U.S economy the greatest in the world... people spending and buying everything you listed.

    But don't confuse free market economics with this massive cash embezzlement scheme.
     
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    And may they never again walk among us.
     
  13. Trickster

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    I think it’s greed, but maybe that’s a distinction without a difference.
     
  14. Trickster

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    You speak a sober truth some numbskulls find funny.
     
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    Name and shame these scumbags
     
  16. ThePlayer

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    What an incredible example of mismanagement and lack of oversight for federal assistance.
    Federal and state prisoners were gaming our system to bilk money for false COVID claims.
    Even the Kardashians cashed in our stupid, gullible governmental handouts because they could.
    In the end, our taxes will go up further for the negligent problems we created ourselves.
     
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  18. tilly

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    The love of money and greed are basically the same thing though.

    The bible is often misquoted here. It says the LOVE of money not just money... Thats a key distinction.
     
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