Many State Workers Fired for D-SNAP Fraud Will Be Reinstated

Forty employees have been reinstated so far and more expected to return to work by Jne 29, according to the Hartford Courant.


AFSCME Council 4 Executive Director Sal Luciano announced on Wednesday that to replace spoiled food after Tropical Storm Irene when they weren't qualified have been allowed to return to work and more are expected to be reinstated, according to the Hartford Courant.

Most of the employees will return to work on June 29, but are not expected to receive back pay for their suspensions. Attorney Rich Rochlin, who represented some of the accused employees, told the Courant that he expects 56 of his 60 clients will get their jobs back or are in the process of being reinstated..

When the cases were sent to an independent arbitrator, it was found that mistakes were made on most of the D-SNAP applications and that the fraud was unintentional, according to a statement released by Luciano. The employees will instead receive 15-20 days of disciplinary suspension.

Malloy spokesman Andrew Doba told the Courant that the Office of Labor Relations has been instructed to review each of the arbitrator's decisions to see if there are any legal grounds for appeal.

Malloy that auditors would be hired to investigate whether state workers committed D-SNAP fraud.

Victoria Hart Glavin June 14, 2012 at 02:11 PM
"Things That Make You Go Hmmmmmm."
Glen K Dunbar June 14, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Morning Vickie. Yea, not sure what to make of this. I am glad they are getting their jobs back. Perphaps just errors were made. by the way...any good recipe for Soft Shell Crab??? I know you have lots of great ideas. GLEN
Stan June 14, 2012 at 05:09 PM
So let's get this straight - the fraud was unintentional, they don't lose their jobs but yet are still subject to a disciplinary suspension? Something sounds fishy here. Another victory for the public sector unions and setback for the taxpayer. Who wants to continue funding this nonsense? Not me.
the man June 15, 2012 at 12:25 PM
And now I want to sell you a bridge in Brooklyn. So Malloy comes to the aid of his union buddies. How long before he determins that the whole house speaker affair was just a mistake on some application??
Joe D June 17, 2012 at 02:55 AM
This is why defending people accused of wrongdoing can be very satisfying and such a high profession. Too many people are too quick to convict individuals accused of crimes and criticize the attorneys who defend them
Glen K Dunbar June 17, 2012 at 11:18 AM
I would not want anyone to be fired or loose their job. So, that is why I am glad they get their jobs back. I feel they should be compensated, and get a public apology too. It is obvious that the powers that be goofed
Glen K Dunbar June 17, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Speaking of work.....Ummm. I just had to help my Mom put her bra on w/the dumb extender. Very unfair. Grrrrrrr


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