Pigford Lawyer: Claimants “Got Away With Murder”

The President recently signed a $1.25 billion settlement to black farmers in Pigford II, which was on top of the $1 billion 1999 Settlement, (Pigford I), amid  accusations of large-scale fraud among the thousands of cases.

As Lee Stranahan of  Big Government notes, there has been a marked lack of journalistic curiosity into this matter.

The press has blindly repeated the Obama Administration’s claim that there are only a handful of fraud cases among the twenty thousand or so paid Pigford claims.  Worse, the media has helped promote the narrative that those raising concerns about fraud in Pigford are racist.

You’re about to watch a video clip where Othello Cross, an attorney for Pigford claimants with about fifteen years of experience on the case, admits that he is personally aware of hundreds of cases of fraud in the state of Arkansas alone. Furthermore, he explains how easy it was to commit that fraud and receive a $50,000 check from the government; it’s appropriate to deduce from Cross’s revealing statement that the actual number of fraudulent claims is likely much higher than the hundreds he knows about.

The good news is, the USDA  increased their estimate of Pigford fraud cases by 300%.

The bad news is that’s only an increase from their previous estimate of 3 cases to a whopping 10.

Hello? Are there any investigative journalists left in the MSM?

More at Big Government.

Hat tip: adeliemanchot

Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, thanks!

7 thoughts on “Pigford Lawyer: Claimants “Got Away With Murder”

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  2. in our judicial system all you need to do is get your case in front of the right judge and you win the case. pigford another service for your tax dollars. were there ever any white farmers who were turned down for loans.

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