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Alan Wilson Has Fought Food Stamp Fraud After All




Earlier this week we took a gratuitous swipe at S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson in a post addressing some recent food stamp fraud revelations.

It was an unnecessary pop … one that had nothing to do with the gist of the story.

Apparently it was an erroneous pop as well …

While we maintain that Wilson has frequently (often spectacularly) failed in his responsibility as the state’s top prosecutor, food stamp fraud is something he’s actually addressed.

Earlier this year reporter Stephanie Towers of WYFF TV 4 (NBC – Greenville/ Spartanburg) noted that Wilson’s office had prosecuted nearly 100 food stamp fraud cases – returning nearly $350,000 to taxpayers.  Obviously that’s a molecule in a drop in the bucket of a much larger problem, but every penny counts … and Wilson is at least trying to recover some of these fraudulent payments.

Will Wilson’s office move on these latest allegations?  That remains to be seen … but we probably should have been a bit more willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.

On this issue, anyway …

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