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IDES report detailing scope of Illinois unemployment fraud remains unpublished one year later




Nearly a year after Illinois lawmakers requested a comprehensive audit of state unemployment fraud during the COVID-19 pandemic, IDES, the state agency in charge of issuing assistance, remains unable to tabulate how much money was lost to scammers.

Illinois lawmakers are calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Employment Security to publish a full state audit detailing how much fraudsters stole in unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The demands for transparency from the state agency in charge of dispersing pandemic unemployment assistance comes on the heels of initial audit from July 2021 revealing IDES paid out $155 million to scammers in the first seven weeks of the program’s rollout.

Nearly a year later, those lawmakers are still waiting for the full fraud report to be published with no indication from IDES when it will be released, or just how much money the state lost.



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  1. Ignore Forensic Audits for the moment…
    Plain, old fashion, meat and potatoes Democrat Fraud – Ballot Harvesting – Caused Trump to lose every Swing State in 2020.
    The new Dinesh D’Souza documentary “2000 Mules” to be released this Spring exposes it all.
    This comment on the Documentary by President Trump says it all:
    “Highly respected Dinesh D’Souza, working together with Catherine Engelbrecht of True the Vote, just released a trailer to their new movie, “2,000 Mules,” that shows the world exactly how the 2020 Presidential Election was Rigged and Stolen. The movie exposes the lies of the Democrats, RINOs, and Fake News who say it was the “most secure election in history.” It was, perhaps, the least secure in history. The ballot box was stuffed, and stuffed like never before—and it’s all on video. Ballots were trafficked and sold in a massive operation in each Swing State. The evidence is so damning, what will the cowards who sat and did nothing about the stolen election say now? The way our votes were taken away is a disgrace to our Nation. It must be fixed.”