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Democratic Arizona State Rep. Ceci Velasquez

A week doesn’t go by without reading or witnessing another welfare recipient willfully defrauding the system; in fact most of us have become so accustomed to reading about these ongoing scandals that we’ve practically grown numb, until “lo and behold” something more outrageous captures our attention.

And what could be more egregious than a state legislator recklessly and willfully personally defrauding the welfare system and that seems to be exactly what Democratic Arizona State Rep. Ceci Velasquez is being charged with ”welfare fraud!”

According to Arizona Department of Economic Security Director Timothy Jeffries, Velasquez is accused of ripping off the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP. The incident came to light by an apparent tip in 2014, that Velasquez was engaged in some possible fraudulent activity between 2013 and 2015 involving the illegal use of food stamps, alleging that the Democratic state lawmaker fraudulently used $1,726 worth of food stamps for her own personal use.

Velasquez who was elected in 2014, was charged with 3-counts of felony by the Arizona State Grand Jury, including unlawful use of food stamps; and theft.

Ironically this isn’t the first time that the liberal Democrat has run afoul of the law, and in fact has an outstanding warrant for her arrest, due to unpaid court fines, which currently stands at around $2,000, stemming from driving with a suspended license and no insurance.

Obviously if those charges prove true and Velasquez is charged with a felony rap, she would be forced to relinquish her seat, as per legislative rules and ironically would be the 3rd house member within the Democratic Party, forced from office within recent years, which perhaps is the larger issue then a politician getting caught with her hands in the welfare jar.

In that it’s not by happenstance that we’ve seen an almost epidemic rise of “crooked politicians” within the last few years, no doubt we’ve all witnessed this type of behavior before from the privileged political class, however there was always a sense of shame, a sense of guilt attached to those misdeeds.

However now we have a political elitist running for the most powerful office in the land, with various clouds of corruption hanging over her head, and a sizeable number of her supporters simply don’t care… and thus Ceci Velasquez is simply the outgrowth of a liberal orthodoxy that justifies corruption and malfeasance, as an acceptable part of the political system.

Source: AZ Central




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