Matt Taibbi | Woman Gets Jail For Food-Stamp Fraud; Wall Street Fraudsters Get Bailouts

“Compare this court decision to the fraud settlements on Wall Street. Like McLemore, fraud defendants like Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, and Deutsche Bank have “been the beneficiary of government generosity.” Goldman got $12.9 billion just through the AIG bailout. Citigroup got $45 billion, plus hundreds of billions in government guarantees.”


Woman Gets Jail For Food-Stamp Fraud; Wall Street Fraudsters Get Bailouts

Had a quick piece of news I wanted to call attention to, in light of the recent developments at Zuccotti Park. For all of those who say the protesters have it wrong, and don’t really have a cause worth causing public unrest over, consider this story, sent to me by a friend on the Hill.

Last week, a federal judge in Mississippi sentenced a mother of two named Anita McLemore to three years in federal prison for lying on a government application in order to obtain food stamps.

Apparently in this country you become ineligible to eat if you have a record of criminal drug offenses. States have the option of opting out of that federal ban, but Mississippi is not one of those states. Since McLemore had four drug convictions in her past, she was ineligible to receive food stamps, so she lied about her past in order to feed her two children.

The total “cost” of her fraud was $4,367. She has paid the money back. But paying the money back was not enough for federal Judge Henry Wingate.

Rest here…


7 Responses to “Matt Taibbi | Woman Gets Jail For Food-Stamp Fraud; Wall Street Fraudsters Get Bailouts”
  1. John says:

    For too many years to go against a bank was impossible to win. Most lawyers wouldn’t take the case. Some would tell you why and they were right, you can’t win.

    Many are in prison for trying. The rate of incarceration for those going against banks in court is over 98%. The banks will spend the money and do whatever to win as to lose brings the truth to too many folks.

    Hopefully that is changing.

    Most on here do not really realize how much the hold the banks have really had and still have..

  2. Sharon says:

    I am so disgusted with this judge. What a f#$% head. When is the insanity going to stop and these back criminals and corrupt judges going to get jail time. We are one messed up country. We all need to protest and keep protesting until things change quite a bit.

    • He Vents says:

      There are plenty more like him. Plenty of public servants who will do the bidding of their paymasters, out of stupidity, fear, sometimes greed and always politics. It has been thoroughly documented how the courts are frequently a play ground for corruption. Any novice, after fighting for their home, has a far different impression of the shady bullshit that passes for justice, then they may have had before. Those with a wheelbarrow of cash stand far better chances of “winning”. The poor are just prey to a broken processing system. Maybe at the end of all this, the courts too will be eviscerated in their current forms, and recreated into something that more truthfully represents the lofty ideals that are now just plastered over a broken system.

    • Nothing will change until Washington DC is cleaned out….the NWO controls the government….nothing has been done because the owners…the NWO….gives the rules to all… their rules say’s no one is to own a home…period….google why the lawyers are not working for the people….this is what the lawyers are not telling you….telling you that you cannot win is not the real reason…our government is not for the people and hasn’t been for many years….the truth and the facts have been said on this site many times….all roads lead to ROME….learn what has been in the workings for many many years…the Hitlers plan has lived on thru ROME….SHUT DOWN THE FEDERAL RESERVE..THE WORLD BANK AND THE IMF….OWNERS ARE ROME….FIGHT THE EVIL BASTARDS…we need to remove the membership in the United Nations..the NWO…the courts are under the same rules that the NWO has in force…….it all goes alot deeper than just what has been done in the foreclosures… foreclosures were the plan to steal the homes…that is why there has been no arrest or indictments done to the fraud banksters…the NWO would not allow it to be done as this was their plan to ruin America………WE ARE UNDER ATTACK BY THE NWO…..LEADING TO COMMUNISM….WALL STREET’S DEBT IS THEIR DEBT…THEY GAMBLED AND LOST…YET THEY CLAIM WE THE PEOPLE OWE THIS DEBT OF 600 TRILLION DOLLARS…….WAKE UP…LEARN THE REAL FACTS….EVERY PRESIDENT FOR THE PAST 30 YEARS OR SO HAS BEEN WITH THE EVIL NWO……MAYBE EVEN BEFORE THAT…AGAIN….WAKE UP……EVERYTHING WAS PLANNED TO BRING THE UNITED STATES DOWN TO RUINS….A TAKE OVER… THE CONSTITUTION CANNOT BE TAKEN INSIDE THE COURT BUILDING…IT MUST BE LEFT OUTSIDE…OUR RIGHTS HAVE BEEN TAKEN AWAY.

  3. Jeff Ranzer says:

    This says everything – one set of laws for the elite, another for the rest of us.

  4. lvent says:

    This Judge is a sicko.

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