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June 16, 2022 - Philadelphia, PA

AG Shapiro Charges Eight City of Philadelphia Employees For Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Fraud

Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced charges against eight employees of the City of Philadelphia for allegedly providing false information in an attempt to illegally obtain Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act.

The investigation showed eight individuals while employed at the City of Philadelphia conspired to illegally obtain PUA funds in excess of $300,000.

"These arrests are an important reminder that falsely applying for unemployment benefits is a serious crime. These individuals took money away from taxpayers, and we will fight to get those funds repaid. I commend the City of Philadelphia for investigating this fraud, and I encourage others to do the same," said AG Shapiro.

Speakers Include:
Attorney General Josh Shapiro



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20912_oag_criminalArrests_01.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania Attorney General speaks with the press. Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced charges against government employees committing Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) fraud in Philadelphia. The announcement also served as a warning to those who have committed similar fraud to turn themselves in and begin to repay the stolen funds, or risk potential criminal charges and prosecution. June 16, 2022 - Philadelphia PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20912_oag_criminalArrests_02.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania Attorney General speaks with the press. Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced charges against government employees committing Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) fraud in Philadelphia. The announcement also served as a warning to those who have committed similar fraud to turn themselves in and begin to repay the stolen funds, or risk potential criminal charges and prosecution. June 16, 2022 - Philadelphia PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20912_oag_criminalArrests_03.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania Attorney General speaks with the press. Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced charges against government employees committing Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) fraud in Philadelphia. The announcement also served as a warning to those who have committed similar fraud to turn themselves in and begin to repay the stolen funds, or risk potential criminal charges and prosecution. June 16, 2022 - Philadelphia PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20912_oag_criminalArrests_04.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania Attorney General speaks with the press. Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced charges against government employees committing Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) fraud in Philadelphia. The announcement also served as a warning to those who have committed similar fraud to turn themselves in and begin to repay the stolen funds, or risk potential criminal charges and prosecution. June 16, 2022 - Philadelphia PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20912_oag_criminalArrests_05.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania Attorney General speaks with the press. Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced charges against government employees committing Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) fraud in Philadelphia. The announcement also served as a warning to those who have committed similar fraud to turn themselves in and begin to repay the stolen funds, or risk potential criminal charges and prosecution. June 16, 2022 - Philadelphia PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20912_oag_criminalArrests_06.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania Attorney General speaks with the press. Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced charges against government employees committing Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) fraud in Philadelphia. The announcement also served as a warning to those who have committed similar fraud to turn themselves in and begin to repay the stolen funds, or risk potential criminal charges and prosecution. June 16, 2022 - Philadelphia PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20912_oag_criminalArrests_07.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania Attorney General speaks with the press. Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced charges against government employees committing Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) fraud in Philadelphia. The announcement also served as a warning to those who have committed similar fraud to turn themselves in and begin to repay the stolen funds, or risk potential criminal charges and prosecution. June 16, 2022 - Philadelphia PA