A new report from State Auditor’s Office found that Jay Inslee’s Employment Security Department (ESD) failed to prevent massive fraud in spring 2020 and – after losing hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars – attempted to hide the details of their incompetence from the public. The audit found:
- ESD had “inadequate internal controls to prevent the massive unemployment insurance benefit fraud.”
- ESD officials “paid out more fraudulent claims than they admitted, and recovered almost $100 million less than they said they did.”
- Jay Inslee’s budget office failed to “explicitly note the vast fraud and its financial impact on its own audited financial statements.”
Jay Inslee’s administration showed shocking incompetence and – by attempting to cover up their incompetence – corruption. Yet, despite the latest report, Inslee refuses to take any accountability measures. That means taxpayers risk bearing the burden of the same mistakes repeated over and over again.
Jay Inslee needs to stop hiding the corruption in his administration! Sign our petition today, and demand Inslee bring accountability to his administration.