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From left, Utah CIO Alan Fuller, North Carolina CIO Jim Weaver and acting Illinois CIO Brandon Ragle discuss the widespread fraud against COVID-19 relief funds at the NASCIO midyear conference in Oxon Hill, Md. (Colin Wood / Scoop News Group)

Pandemic fraud made state CIOs’ ‘blood boil’

Several state CIOs said during a conference it's their job to be good stewards of public funds, even if they're federal dollars.
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U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, left, looks toward federal prosecutor Kevin Chambers after appointing him to be the Justice Department’s chief pandemic fraud prosecutor on March 10. (Kevin LaMarque / Pool photo via AFP / Getty Images)

DOJ names lead prosecutor for pandemic unemployment fraud

Associate Deputy Attorney General Kevin Chambers will lead the effort, which he said will rely on data shared by state workforce agencies.