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Jul 16, 2017, 06:44 PM
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Arizona Democrat Who Opposed Welfare Fraud Reforms Busted For Food Stamp Fraud


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An Arizona Democratic lawmaker who once voted against welfare fraud protections in her state has been indicted on felony charges of defrauding the food stamp program.

According to the indictment unsealed earlier this week, state Rep. Cecilia Velasquez was charged with three felony counts: unlawful use of food stamps, fraudulent schemes and practices, and theft.

The Arizona Department of Economic Security began investigating Velasquez in 2014. According to the Arizona DES, Velasquez fraudulently used $1,726 worth of food stamps between 2013 and 2015.

This past February, Velasquez had voted against a bill aimed at giving the same state agency stronger anti-fraud tools – a program that could have quickly detected her alleged fraudulent activity.

Arizona state Rep. Anthony Kern, who sponsored the House bill, called the indictment “sad.”

“It is appalling that an elected official representing the people of Arizona would steal from the poor, while consistently saying she is trying to help the poor,” Kern told Fox News.

Josh Archambault, senior fellow with the Foundation for Government Accountability, pointed to the failed legislation as the kind of measures the country needs to tackle fraud.

“There is so much low-hanging fruit to catch in this country when it comes to welfare fraud, and sadly, every day that goes by without reform allows for abuse and steals resources from the truly needy,” Archambault told Fox News.

Velasquez’s indictment was announced this week after an investigation by several state agencies.

According to Arizona Inspector General Juan J. Arcellana, the investigation began with a tip in November 2014.

“The indictment of State Representative Velasquez is the culmination of an extensive multi-year investigation,” Arcellana said in a statement. “The forthcoming judicial proceedings will ensure due process for the involved parties.”

Velasquez’s office has not responded to Fox News’ request for comment.



Clyde
Jul 16, 2017, 06:53 PM
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She's a Dem. Most likely a simple "rounding error".
With the right PR campaign, she'll pay back a few bucks and continue as usual.
Jul 16, 2017, 07:02 PM
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Clyde
As much as I am happy for Trump being President, I am also happy we have Clyde here.

You do a great job man on all fronts and I hope you keep it up for a very long time.
Jul 16, 2017, 07:04 PM
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Cecilia Valasquez should be fined 10X the amount she stole from taxpayers & the needy.
Jul 16, 2017, 07:15 PM
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As much as I am happy for Trump being President, I am also happy we have Clyde here.

You do a great job man on all fronts and I hope you keep it up for a very long time.
Ah, I just post what I find interesting is all, nothing special. It does tend to annoy the hell outta the leftists here though.

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Jul 16, 2017, 07:19 PM
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Ah, I just post what I find interesting is all, nothing special. It does tend to annoy the hell outta the leftists here though.

Clyde
I like to follow Clydes posts, he not only points out the hypocracy of the left, he keeps 'em on the defensive.

All quite amusing to see them shrink away from their claims after a verbal defeat.
Jul 16, 2017, 07:32 PM
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She forgot to wipe her server.
Jul 16, 2017, 07:43 PM
It's gonna be YUGE!!!
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She forgot to wipe her server.
You mean with a cloth or something?
Jul 16, 2017, 07:58 PM
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Cecilia Valasquez should be fined 10X the amount she stole from taxpayers & the needy.
Jail time please.
Jul 16, 2017, 09:25 PM
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What a shame. Drain the Swamp.
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Jul 16, 2017, 11:05 PM
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An elected Democrat official defrauding the US Government. Say it ain't so...


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