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