More than 50 employees of the Chicago-based Cook County Clerk of Court’s offices headed by Democrat Iris Martinez are being charged with stealing millions in funding that was supposed to go to COVID-19 relief.
The clerk’s inspector general admitted on Jan 6 that he is working with the Cook County’s inspector general’s office to investigate the fraud, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Per the paper:
Most of the court clerk’s employees who are under investigation had gotten PPP loans of about $20,000 by saying they had made at least $100,000 from an outside business in the year before they filed their applications, Murphy-Aguilú said. Some employees received about $40,000 in loans, he said.
“Many of the employees who work for us don’t earn $100,000 a year,” Murphy-Aguilú said. “To say you make more cutting hair than working here does not make a lot of sense.”
The clerk of courts’ investigation could take at least two months to complete — part of the widening scrutiny of city and county employees who got such pandemic-relief loans in 2020 and 2021.
This is exactly what happens with every single one of these wasteful government programs.
We don’t ever need any of these programs. They are a complete sham, filled with fraud. And the only people who ever benefit from them are Democrat operatives.
The entire Democrat Party is filled with crooks like this.