Md., Va. award federal money for phony energy aid claims


Md., Va. award federal money for phony energy aid claims

By: Hayley Peterson
Examiner Staff
July 20, 2010

Residents of Maryland and Virginia snagged thousands of federal dollars carved out for low-income families by fooling a federal energy assistance program, according to a Government Accountability Office report.

The report from the GAO, Congress’ investigative arm, analyzed the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which provides $5 billion in heating and cooling cost relief to poor families, and found cases of fraud and lax oversight in each of the eight states studied.

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/local/Md__-Va__-award-federal-money-to-residents-committing-fraud-1001718-98790619.html#ixzz0uDR6rbe1

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