A Democrat with a conflict of interest?
Dem who opposed welfare fraud measure indicted – for food stamp fraudShe obviously has bigger problems than her ethics violations. But it does point out the problem with corruption in the program.
According to the indictment unsealed earlier this week, state Rep. Cecilia Velasquez was charged with three felony counts: unlawful use of food stamps, fraudulent schemes and practices, and theft.
The Arizona Department of Economic Security began investigating Velasquez in 2014. According to the Arizona DES, Velasquez fraudulently used $1,726 worth of food stamps between 2013 and 2015.