California paid $400 million in jobless benefits to inmates

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Hi Mike Rossi a reporting the scale of fraudulent unemployment benefits paid to California inmates is worse than first thought an ongoing investigation of fraudulent unemployment benefit payments tied to the corona virus pandemic now finds the California employment development department paid about four hundred million dollars to state prisoners prosecutors who disclosed the scheme estimated the fraud at one hundred forty million dollars last week prosecutors say the fraud included inmates working with people outside the prisons the investigation finds benefit claims were submitted in the names of thirty one thousand inmates and nearly twenty one thousand inmates were paid that includes at least one hundred thirty three inmates on death row hi Mike Crossey up

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