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Dec 01, 2020  
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, fraudsters have been perpetrating numerous lucrative UI fraud schemes at a significant rate. State and local law enforcement agencies are at the forefront in uncovering these schemes. The Georgia UI Fraud Task Force supports these agencies by providing assistance with evidence collection, offering guidance investigating complex fraud schemes, and referring cases for federal prosecution, among other needs. Representatives from agencies including the Georgia Department of Labor, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Georgia’s Office of the Attorney best site General, the FBI, the U.S. Secret Service, Homeland Security Investigations, IRS -- Criminal Investigation, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Social Security Administration -- Office of the Inspector General and all three of Georgia’s U.S. Attorney’s Offices serve on Georgia’s UI Fraud Task Force. “The sole purpose for unemployment insurance is to support people suffering during this unprecedented time in our nation’s history," U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia Charlie Peeler said in a news release. "It is unconscionable that individuals are corrupting the unemployment insurance system by essentially stealing benefits from our neighbors who are most in need at this time.

https://www.mcduffieprogress.com/news/state/unemployment-insurance-task-force-targets-fraud-during-pandemic/article_f972a47c-3645-5b00-acca-895fec74a57e.html

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Michigan construction workers call for change after 2 were hit, killed in Ypsilanti Workers say overnight projects, extra police presence should be revisited; Biggest threat are distracted drivers The two workers, 23-year-olds Davyon Rose and Nicholas Andres Sada, were victims of a suspected drunk driver . “This was our last big weekend. It was our last push to get everything done. And then to have this happen, it was horrendous,” said road worker Mary Crowl. A little bit before 2 a.m. on Nov. 7, Crowl and dozen of workers were fixing part of Interstate 94 in Ypsilanti when the suspected drunk driver, 29-year-old Ryann Musselman, of Belleville, came barreling through the work site, hitting and killing Rose and Sada. “I just wanted to know if it was our guys, and it was our guys,” she said. On major projects overnight, the work zone is usually well lit and well protected.

https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/local/2020/11/27/michigan-construction-workers-call-for-change-after-2-were-hit-killed-in-ypsilanti/