Unemployment fraud audit creates fresh questions for Newsom

first_imgSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration is facing another scathing audit about the state’s failure to prevent billions in unemployment insurance fraud. It’s the latest political headache for the Democratic governor, who is also under pressure over the state’s coronavirus restrictions and vaccine rollout. The audit found the Employment Development Department paid out at least $10.4 billion in fraudulent claims due to “significant missteps and inaction.” Newsom’s administration is blaming the federal government and declining to share details about how often he was briefed on the problems. A spokeswoman points to actions he’s taken like creating a strike team and a fraud protection task force.last_img

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2 customers sue Subway, claiming tuna is ‘anything but tuna’

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two San Francisco Bay Area residents have sued the fast-food chain Subway alleging that its tuna is “anything but tuna” and calling it “tuna salad” constitutes fraud and false advertising. The East Bay Times reported Thursday that two Alameda County residents claim in their lawsuit filed last week in federal court that samples of Subway’s tuna analyzed at a lab contained “a mixture of various concoctions that do not constitute tuna.” The complaint doesn’t say precisely what their lab tests discovered in lieu of tuna. Subway says the accusations are reckless and improper and that it will “vigorously defend itself.”last_img

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FBI slayings show risk surveillance cameras pose to police

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Police nationwide are facing a heightened danger: Criminals are using home surveillance cameras to monitor their movements. The FBI believes that may have happened this week when two of its agents were gunned down by a child pornography suspect in South Florida. Authorities are investigating whether the suspect used a surveillance camera in his doorbell to spot the agents as they prepared to search his apartment and computer. He opened fire through the front door with a high-powered rifle as they approached, killing agents Laura Schwartzenberger and Daniel Alfin. Three other agents were wounded. The suspect killed himself.last_img

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