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Vitter Wants State To Go After Food Stamp Abusers More Aggressively

Vitter Wants State To Go After Food Stamp Abusers More Aggressively

Not satisfied with the way state officials have handled the incidents of food stamp theft and fraud that occurred last October in Louisiana, Senator David Vitter says he plans to meet with Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and Department of Children and Family Services Secretary Suzy Sonnier on Friday in Baton Rouge to discuss the situation.

So far, the state has stripped food stamps from six people and is looking at doing the same for another 25. Vitter tells 99.5FM that's good news but he wants the state to take further action against those who took advantage of a computer glitch and deliberately overspent their EBT accounts.

"I think the open question is how many more cases they're going to properly prosecute because quite frankly, they say this happened hundreds of times, potentially thousands of times," Vitter said.

The senator went on to say, "So I'm just gonna be asking a lot of questions on Friday about what the metrics are, who they're gonna prosecute, et cetera."

 

 

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