Sample SNAP card (Courtesy DSS)

Judge Upholds Firing Of State Worker Accused Of Lying For Food Stamp Benefits

A Superior Court judge has upheld the firing of a state employee accused of lying to get federal food stamp benefits in 2011.


Monday, August 29, 2011 -- The Connecticut National Guard took Governor Dannel P. Malloy on a helicopter flight across the State of Connecticut the day after Hurricane Irene struck to provide the Governor with an aerial survey of the storm's damage across the state. [Photo credit: Connecticut National Guard]

Auditors Call For Changes In Emergency Food Stamp Program

State auditors called for changes Thursday in an emergency food stamp program at the center of a fraud scandal involving state employees, saying more vigilant caseworkers could have reduced the amount of aid handed out to ineligible applicants.


Malloy Aide: 27 State Employees In Most Recent Food Assistance Investigation

Governor Malloy’s general counsel, Andrew McDonald, says 27 cases were heard in the latest round of expedited arbitration hearings for state employees who applied for federal food assistance following Tropical Storm Irene.


In the days after Irene hit Connecticut, a shop in Chester offered water to people whose electric-powered well pumps were unusable because of a lack of power. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Arbiter Says No Fraud By Most State Employees In Food Aid Investigation

An arbiter found no fraud by most of the state workers fired for alleged fraud in application for emergency food aid after Tropical Storm Irene, but the Malloy administration says it will review each case to determine if the decision should be appealed.


Aerial Shots of Hurricane Irene Damage in Connecticut

Governor’s Office Updates Status Of Fraud Investigation Involving State Workers After Storm

Governor Malloy’s office has released the latest numbers of state employees who have been fired, or who resigned or retired in the investigation of fraudulent applications in a federal aid program following Tropical Storm Irene.


Richard Rochlin (WTIC Photo)

Lawyer Accuses State Of Muzzling Workers

The attormey for some of the state workers accused of fraud in a federal storm aid program says the state is trying to stop Department of Social Services workers from taking to him.


Lisa Prout (left), being investigated for emergency food aid fraud, was on WTIC's State and Church Thursday. Here she is with John Rowland. (Photo courtesy Dana Whalen/WTIC)

State Worker Says She Answered Truthfully On Aid Application

The first state worker to undergo a pre-termination hearing over her application for federal food assistance after Tropical Storm Irene appeared with her attorney on WTIC’s “State and Church” program Thursday.


Governor Dannel Malloy at the UConn Health Center. File photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Malloy: State Abided By Federal Guidelines In Food Aid Distribution

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the Connecticut Department of Social Services abided by federal guidelines when it distributed special food stamp benefits after the remnants of Hurricane Irene hit the state.


Aerial Shots of Hurricane Irene Damage in Connecticut

Nine More State Employees Identified In Fraud Investigation

The names of nine more state employees have been submitted to their agency heads for hearings on possible fraud in applying for federal food aid after Tropical Storm Irene.