Arizona mayor sentenced for welfare fraud

Arizona mayor sentenced for welfare fraud
Mayor Rebecca Jimenez, welfare felon. (Image via ABC 15 Phoenix, CNSNews)

[Ed. – And they say America lags in equal opportunity.  Come on.  A “minority” on welfare can get elected mayor of an American town.  How much more “equal” do things have to get?]

The Mayor of Guadalupe, Arizona, Rebecca Jimenez, has been sentenced in connection with a case of food stamp fraud.

A grand jury indicted Jimenez last year on four felony counts including unlawful use of food stamps and welfare fraud.

KNXV-TV reports, Jimenez pleaded guilty in July to one count of misdemeanor possession of a forgery device. The other charges against her were dropped in the plea agreement.

“[Jimenez] submitted false documents and failed to report to the Family Assistance Administration that she was living with the father of her children, Marcus Gonzales. The evidence showed that Mr. Gonzales was employed and was earning a significant salary during this time,” the Department of Economic Security (DES) said in a statement.

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