Tuesday, November 3, 2009

More stimulus fraud

"The police department in Plymouth, Conn., claimed in its report that a $15,355 grant used to buy new computers had created or saved 108 jobs. The department had 22 law enforcement officers last year, according to the FBI. Mayor Vincent Festa said that the town has resorted to "counting paper clips" to save money but that it had no plans to lay off any of its police officers, even without the stimulus. He said he could not explain the report, and the town's police chief did not return telephone calls Monday."


Saying you used a $15,355 grant to create or save 108 jobs by a department of 22 is fraud, plan and simple. Criminal fraud? Because it seems these lies were encouraged by administration appointees, maybe there should be an independent counsel appointed.

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