Tag: Fraud

No negative publicity? Local media PennLive, theBurg have financial ties to Mayor Papenfuse

A group of citizens in Allison Hill have raised concerns about the mayor’s financial ties to the owner of theBurg, and his very cozy relationship with Pennlive’s new editor. 

Director of Finance responds to allegations against City of Harrisburg in federal lawsuit

Bruce Weber, Director of Finance & Budget for the City of Harrisburg, quickly dismissed any hint of a looming settlement by the city. “I’d rather have the courts adjudicate. That’s what they are there for. Due process.”

FBI investigating evidence against Harrisburg Mayor in real estate, abuse of power scandal: Federal Lawsuit

An FBI investigation related to corruption of Harrisburg officials has hamstrung the efforts of the city’s legal team to have the lawsuit dismissed.

Harrisburg Mayor Papenfuse named in federal lawsuit for alleged real estate scheme involving tax sale

HRA initiated neighborhood rezoning which created land use restrictions, increased taxes, and other financial burdens, with the end goal to eventually take over real estate parcels at a fraction of market value through tax sales using straw buyers.

$3.7M welfare fraud scheme in Florida – 100’s of suspects scam SNAP food stamp program

The conclusion of a multi-agency, undercover investigation into the exchange of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for cash and, in at least one case, cocaine, show more than 22,000 fraudulent transactions resulted in $3.7 million of stolen taxpayer money.