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The U.S. California labor department wrongly issued huge coronavirus unemployment benefits

The U.S. California labor department wrongly issued huge coronavirus unemployment benefits

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The U.S. California labor department wrongly issued huge coronavirus unemployment benefits

According to the Los Angeles Times, on December 1 local time, the California labor department confirmed that they had awarded about $400 million in unemployment benefits to prison inmates due to the coronavirus epidemic, a threefold increase over the number exposed last week, which aroused great public indignation.

At present, the relevant departments are conducting further investigations. District prosecutors and federal prosecutors in several counties in the California Bay Area are working together to investigate the California labor department to try to clarify the origins and 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.

Previously, according to media exposure, from March to August this year, about 20,000 prisoners in California received a total of about $140 million in grants, but the actual unemployment fraud figure is higher.

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