Nearly Two Dozen Conn. State Workers Accused of Post-Irene Aid Fraud

December 8, 2011

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s top lawyer says the state has evidence that nearly two dozen state workers fraudulently applied for federal food assistance after the remnants of Hurricane Irene hit Connecticut.

Andrew McDonald, Malloy’s general counsel, told The Associated Press Wednesday that the names of fewer than 24 employees are being forwarded by the Department of Social Services to the agencies where they work and Office of Labor Relations.

He said details include information that state officials believe substantiate claims of fraud.

Disciplinary procedures will begin that could result in dismissals. McDonald says the information is being shared with state and federal prosecutors.

Malloy announced Sunday that some state workers may have been among scores of state residents who received federal food aid after Irene though they made too much money to qualify.

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