California prosecutors are saying the state is hampering their efforts to track down and stop massive unemployment fraud perpetrated by prisoners that has so far cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars.
In August, state officials first learned of the fraud in which prisoners were filing fake unemployment claims, but despite knowing about it, the fraud continued for months.
Earlier this month, nine California district attorneys asked Gov. Newsom for more help in the investigation. Specifically they want to cross-match inmate data like names, birthdates and social security numbers with the unemployment claims that have been filed in an effort to stop it.
Riverside County D.A. Michael Hestrin says that information is not being 'proactively shared' with them and it needs to be, so that they can ferret out the fraud and get the taxpayers off the hook for the fraudulent payments.
Corbin Carson joined Bryan Suits to discuss the investigation.