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Appeal Panel Allows Unemployment Insurance Fraud Lawsuit Against State To Move Forward « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — A lawsuit can move forward over how Michigan bungled unemployment fraud cases. A federal appeals court on Thursday says state officials who worked at the department that oversees jobless benefits can be sued. During the Snyder administration, a computer system with no human supervision accused thousands of people of fraud. Tax refunds were seized, and the accused ...

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Woman Spent $170K In Social Security After Mom’s Death, Sentenced « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area woman won’t go to prison but must repay $170,000 in Social Security benefits that were directly deposited into a bank account for years after her mother’s death. Candace Johnson was sentenced to three years of supervised release, which is similar to probation. Federal prosecutors had asked for six months in custody. The 58-year-old Johnson and ...

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Inmate Dies After Fight At Michigan Detention Center « Detroit News Watch

MILAN (AP) — Authorities say a man serving a 40-year sentence for his role in a child pornography ring has died following a fight involving seven inmates at a federal detention center in southeastern Michigan. A statement Friday from the Federal Bureau of Prisons says Christian Maire had life-threatening injuries following the “altercation” Tuesday at the Milan detention center about ...

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Ellen Still Wants Kevin Hart To Host The Oscars « Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is campaigning hard for Kevin Hart to take back his spot hosting this year’s Oscars. Kevin Hart stepped down from hosting last month after tweets from 2009-2011 resurfaced with derogatory language referring to gay people and disparaging comments about sexuality. Hart said at the time that he was giving up the job because ...

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Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Calls For Impeachment Of President Trump « Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — Hours after she was sworn in to Congress, Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib used an expletive Thursday in pushing for impeaching President Donald Trump. Speaking to a crowd at an event sponsored by the progressive group MoveOn, Tlaib recalled the moment she won her election in November. RELATED: Rashida Tlaib Will Make History With Swearing In “And when your ...

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