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Maryland Chapter 21 of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Full investigation pledged of vast fines imposed by Social Security anti-fraud program

21 May 2022 10:35 AM | Anonymous

The acting Social Security commissioner will begin an inquiry of the inspector general’s oversight of an anti-fraud program. The program piled huge fines on the poor and disabled. Inflated fees were set in motion  when attorneys in charge of a little-known anti-fraud program run by the Social Security inspector general’s office levied unprecedented fines more than 100 beneficiareis without due process. After repeated urging to have cases reexamined an penalties lowered, two officials were escorted out of the headquarters in Woodlawn, MD in 2019 and placed on paid leave. In May an administrative law judge ruled in the case of one of the officials it was a “prima facie case of whistleblower reprisal.” Following the front page story in the Washington Post the acting Social Security commissioner was expected to launch a n  investigation sof the anti-fraud program.  Source: Washington Post.com

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