30th District Connecticut State Sen. Andrew Roraback, R-Goshen, is calling for the Chief State’s Attorneys office to investigate the alleged fraud in the D-SNAP program, amid latest allegations, that the Department of Social Services, released the Social Security numbers of the accused state employees to the public. Governor Dannel P. Malloy has accused some state employees of illegally collecting government assistance in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene.
Sen. Roraback told me in an interview, that the investigation should be taken out of the hands of the governor’s office, DSS and even the state police, because there are stories that some state police troopers, may have been involved in receiving funds, illegally. He says he will consult with Sen. Joe Markley, R-Southington, about whether to contact the office of Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane to ask whether he should launch an independent investigation.
If the allegations made by an attorney, that the Social Security numbers of the accused have gone public, Sen. Roraback said, “the governor has committed a grave disservice. People may have broken the law and they should be held accountable, but that doesn’t give the government the right to publicly disclose a personal number.”