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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.

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Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.


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