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60 D.C. Employees Fired For Unemployment Fraud

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At least 60 District government employees have been fired as part of an ongoing investigation into unemployment insurance fraud.

Records show the workers were receiving unemployment checks while they worked for the city. Authorities believe upwards of $800,000 has been paid out to these city government employees since 2009.

Overall, 61 workers were let go, another five resigned, one person was suspended, according to a D.C. government official. The cases of another 21 employees are still under review and they could still face sanctions. 

In addition, investigators are still looking to see if other employees took part in the scheme, according to the D.C. official.

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Food World Rallies For Quake-Hit Amatrice, Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

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