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Arizona State Rep. Indicted on Welfare Fraud

Arizona State Rep. Indicted on Welfare Fraud
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By    |   Thursday, 23 June 2016 10:07 AM

An Arizona state lawmaker has been indicted on charges of welfare fraud, according to an AZCentral report.

Democratic Rep. Ceci Velasquez was charged in May with three felony counts in a fraud case involving SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Court documents presented allegations that Velazquez fraudulently used $1,726 in food stamps between 2013 and 2015.

Velasquez said the case is a "political witch hunt" in a post on Twitter.



If convicted, Velasquez would be required to resign from office. When she was elected in 2014, an outstanding warrant for her arrest revealed $2,000 in unpaid court fines on charges of driving with a suspended license and without insurance.

Velasquez is a second-generation Mexican-American who works as a paralegal, according to her Arizona Legislature biography.

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An Arizona state lawmaker has been indicted on charges of welfare fraud, according to an AZCentral report. Democratic Rep. Ceci Velasquez was charged in May with three felony counts in a fraud case involving SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Court...
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