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Auditor says DHS concealed alleged fraud even after welfare scandal broke

A DHS spokesperson rejected the auditor’s narrative that the department did not disclose fraud reports to the auditor’s office.

Shortly after last year’s arrests in the largest reported public embezzlement scheme in state history, a whistleblower disclosed several previously unreported fraud allegations to the welfare department regarding one of its federal grant recipients.

Federal authorities and internal investigators at Mississippi Department of Human Services eventually began investigating the subgrantee, 100 Black Men of Jackson, an agency spokesperson told Mississippi Today on Tuesday.

— Read more below on mississippitoday.org/2021/06/22/dhs-did-not-disclose-welfare-fraud-mississippi-auditor-says/

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