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Gabe Licht

Update: Lottery winner charged with welfare fraud

Posted Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at 3:04 PM
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  • While this was the right thing to do, I wonder how many tens of thousands of individual welfare fraud cases it takes to equal one legal corporate/industry welfare payment? Like the oil subsidies paid to encourage oil companies to develop their industry. I guess they're struggling and need all the help they can get, at least according to the GOP but not the oil companies themselves per their congressional testimony.

    But don't forget about corporate welfare fraud either, like Florida Gov. Rick Scott, former CEO of Columbia/HCA, guilty of the largest fraud settlement in US history. The Columbia/HCA board of directors pressured Scott to resign as Chairman and CEO following the inquiry. He was paid $9.88 million in a settlement. He also left owning 10 million shares of stock worth over $350 million. I guess Florida figures that's what makes a good governor.

    Anyway, I'm just saying, if you watch the dollars the pennies will take care of themselves.

    -- Posted by helped_myself on Tue, Apr 17, 2012, at 6:08 PM
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