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Report: Feds let Huma off hook for receiving excessive pay at State

Report: Feds let Huma off hook for receiving excessive pay at State

Huma blamed Weiner for not noticing overpayment

Huma Abedin, also known as Mrs. Anthony Weiner, is a close confidant and aide of Hillary Clinton.

Really close. Hillary’s minder, scheduler, gatekeeper, among other things.

And Huma apparently didn’t notice that the government paid her more than she was due, resulting in a federal embezzlement investigation.

The Washington Post reports, Feds investigated top Hillary Clinton aide for embezzlement:

Federal investigators formally investigated top Hillary Rodham Clinton aide Huma Abedin for the crime of embezzlement after confirming she took a “Babymoon” vacation and maternity time at the State Department without expending her formal leave, resulting in thousands of dollars of pay she wasn’t entitled to receive, The Washington Times has learned.

The probe also gathered evidence she filed time sheets charging the government for impermissible overtime and excessive hours after she converted from a full-time federal employee to a State Department contractor….

Ms. Abedin, who served as a deputy chief of staff to Mrs. Clinton from 2009 to late 2012, told investigators she hadn’t noticed she had received a $33,000 lump sum payment — about a third of which investigators determined was improper — when she left the State Department.

She suggested her husband, the disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner, failed to let her know.

“My husband handles all the finances in our household,” she told investigators during a recorded interview in October 2014.

But, don’t fret about Huma. The feds cut her a break:

The FBI was first alerted that the IG was conducting a “criminal investigation” of Ms. Abedin in a memo dated Oct. 22, 2013, the records show.

After 15 months of extensive document-gathering and interviews, the IG submitted the case for review by the Justice Department public integrity division, which declined to prosecute Ms. Abedin. The “alleged violations” cited were improperly requesting and approving annual leave and “embezzlement,” the documents state.

“The case was not declined based on the merits of the investigation,” stated the final investigative report, dated Jan. 26.

Such a designation usually means federal prosecutors decided not to pursue a case, but only because they didn’t think it worth the resources, not because the facts and evidence couldn’t support a case.

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Unfortunately for Huma, the statute of limitations for fraud by a federal employee is five years, and if part of an ongoing fraud and/or conspiracy, the clock doesn’t start ticking until the very last overt act furthering the scheme by ANY of the conspirators.

That won’t run out until Obama is well out of office. Of course, if Hillary should win, Huma can feel safe.

Has anyone connected the fact that this embezzler was essentially running the State adept. For Hildebeast and there was $6 Billion missing when this “couple” left? Sort of like the game Clue “…it was Huma, with the $6Billion, at the State Dept….”
Also, maternity leave? Has anyone seen the kid? Certainly not Huma.

“Not worth the resources” –> they understood that Hilarity would land on them all like the proverbial ton of bricks, ruin their careers, their children and great-grandchildren, and decided that it wasn’t worth the resources to be driven from DC.

I think I translated that correctly…

This was embezzlement. The prosecutors, a generation ago, nailed Dan Rostenkowski over embezzling postage stamps. They correctly understood that when you let the powerful get away with this sort of thing that it sends a message.

We all got the message. See my first paragraph.

    This is why Grassley was after the documents, and why Huma’s lawyer openly threatened a sitting Senate committee chairman (Grassley) for impugning her reputation by merely requesting the documents.

Soooo, Hillary and Huma have a love child?

C’mon, she’s a girl. Numbers are a male thing. Numbers just made her head spin. “Math is hard.”

Tax revenue funded public payroll departments across all levels all have at one time or another dealt with chief administrators approving contractual exceptions, if not before, after the fact and the annual write offs up to as much as 11 K (Huma’s Vacation payout) for questionable “oversights practices” perpetrated by staff administrators residing in their tent. It also seems to be more prevalent at these levels when those position turn over rates is 6 years or less. When it’s taxpayers footing the bill and audits are more internal than external, it’s best to hide and slide it than to confront indiscretions and have it go public. At worst, it becomes a voluntary resignation and an employment letter of recommendation with no restitution. Pity the Civil Service worker who’s job is to process questionable payments and can have no voice for fear of employment retaliation.

Huma and Hillary, trying so hard; such a pair of innocents. How can we be so unappreciative, how can we not love them? It speaks poorly of us and says much about the wisdom of Anthony and Bill, adoring husbands, just a couple of regular guys from Arkansas and Queens. Collectively, the Great American Love Story, the Great American Success Story. I can’t wait for the movie. I hear the musical is going to be wonderful.

Poor Huma. Like Hellary, she’s an abused, submissive, enabling female.

Hardly my idea of a role model. Oh, and she’s a traitor, too.

Abedin’s excuse is like, “The dog ate my homework.” Utterly credible, no?

Even in the absence of criminal prosecution the Government can still act administratively and demand reimbursement for the overpayment. That is a fairly routine procedure for any number of instances where employees receive improper payments.

    Another Voice in reply to Vburg. | September 10, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    True. Reimbursements can be mandated. Typically they are only found if there is an outside auditor called in. Which isn’t often enough to meet the number of times this happens across the board with public funds. And then, only if they’re looking for it. Some audits are area specific.

Sammy Finkelman | September 11, 2015 at 1:49 pm

This must have been planned, although maybe not by Huma.

The problem the Clintons had was how to fund the living costs of Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin, without Weiner getting a huge salary, or just outright giving him money, neitehr of which they could do, at least not without it looking very suspicious, and without Huma having to quit her government job, where she was essential for Hillary Clinton to function the way she did.

Probably Clinton staff more experienced in government bureaucracy and payroll matters were doing all of this. Or maybe even the Clintons’ lawyers.

Blaming it all on Anthony Weiner could be a good legal defense since he can’t be called to testify about his wife, and at the same time this eliminates mens rea for her, but it ia probably not the truth.

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