COVID-19 Relief Fraud Likely ‘Biggest Fraud’ In US History, Tax Watchdog Warns

A Jackson, Miss., resident receives a Moderna COVID-19 booster shot from a Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center nurse, at a vaccination station next to Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. More than 1,419,000 people have now been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Mississippi, and according to the Mississippi State Department of Health, most COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are now among unvaccinated Mississippians. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

At a glance

  • Undetermined billions in taxpayer dollars have been fraudulently siphoned from the aid spending.
  • In June, U.S. inflation hit a 40-year high of 9.1%.
  • More than 1,000 people have been criminally charged with regard to Unemployment Insurance (UI) fraud since the COVID pandemic began in March 2020, according to a new Department of Labor inspector general report.


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