Monday, May 21, 2012

Bribes, Kickbacks, and Unemployment Checks

Former state employee took $40K in bribes - The Reporter: "Federal prosecutors say a former worker for California's employment agency has pleaded guilty to accepting more than $40,000 bribes in return for wrongly issuing more than $500,000 in unemployment checks U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte Jr. says 30-year-old David Paul Holden pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy and bribery. Birotte says Holden worked for the Anaheim office of the Employment Development Department when he received the in cash kickbacks from ineligible workers others recruited for him. Four of the recruiters have also been charged with conspiracy and embezzlement. Birotte says Holden orchestrated the kickback scheme, in which more than 50 people provided their social security numbers in exchange for unemployment checks."

Who's gonna pay back the $500,000+?


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