Aerial Shots of Hurricane Irene Damage in Connecticut

171 State Residents Accused Of Post-Irene Fraud

Connecticut officials say they’ve given prosecutors the names of 171 state residents who may have fraudulently received federal aid when additional food stamp benefits were made available after Tropical Storm Irene last August.


State Capitol (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

Fraud Investigation Wrapping Up; Four Firings To Date

Connecticut’s Department of Social Services is wrapping up its fraud investigation into more than 800 state employees who received special food stamps in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.


Russell Hall, CVH (Ciourtesy DMHAS)

First State Employee Fired In Storm Aid Fraud Case

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s top legal adviser says more than one state employee has been fired following a state investigation into whether they fraudulently received special federal food stamps after Hurricane Irene hit the East Coast.