The money would have been given to individuals with Social Security numbers registered in several states in the country who have already died or to federal prisoners.
there were over 1,000 people accused of fraud More officials unearthed in unemployment benefits in the United States since the start of the pandemic $45.6 billion in potential fraudulent benefits, The Labor Department supervisor announced this Thursday.
An alert from the Inspector General of the Labor Department indicates that That money would have been given to individuals with social security numbers registered in several states of the country, people who have already died, Suspicious email accounts or requests from federal prisoners.
Inspector General Larry Turner said in a statement that the indictment of 1,000 people and the potential multimillion-dollar fraud “underscores the magnitude of this problem.”
In the first five months since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, More than 57 million people registered for the unemployment assistance program in the United States, A joint federal and state initiative that constitutes the first line of action against the effects of job loss.
According to the note, this program received an injection of billions of dollars from federal funds amid the pandemic. Gave a high-level target to individuals and organized criminal groups.
Since the start of the pandemic, US officials have opened more than 190,000 investigations for possible aid fraud, 1,000 times the normal amount.
Of the 1,000 people who have already been charged with fraud, “more than 400” have been sentenced to date, taking the total to more than 7,000 months in prison, the statement said.