California Labor Department Wrongly Issued $400 Million in Coronavirus Unemployment Benefits to Prisoners
2nd December California labor department confirmed that they had awarded about $400 million in coronavirus unemployment benefits to prison inmates
A tripling from the number exposed last week, which aroused great public indignation and was likely to trigger a criminal investigation into the person in charge.
At present, the district attorneys of nine counties in the Bay Area of California and federal prosecutors are working together to investigate the California labor department to try to clarify the context of this huge unemployment fraud.
Preliminary investigation shows that gangs inside and outside the prison are collusion, and prisoners can repeatedly apply for unemployment benefits and quickly obtain the approval of the California Labor Department.
Between March and August, about 20,000 inmates in California received a total of about $140 million in grants.