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Old 05-15-2009, 01:38 PM
Location: Maryland
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How many other ‘upstanding’ officials are paying illegal aliens from government funds?

A Texas county commissioner charged with paying her illegal immigrant domestic workers with public funds is closer to being convicted after two women admitted in federal court this week that they helped the lawmaker fleece taxpayers.

Hidalgo County Commissioner Sylvia Handy was indicted last month for orchestrating the fraudulent employment by the county of Mexican illegal aliens who cleaned her house and took care of her children. For at least five years the veteran commissioner paid the illegal immigrants with county funds even though they never did any public work, according to a 70-page indictment made public in early April.

The commissioner has vehemently maintained her innocence since being charged, but this week a pair of suspects in the case threw a wrench into her story. Two women admitted to a federal judge that they collected more than $111,000 by participating in Handy’s corrupt scheme.
Lawmaker Puts Illegal Alien Housekeeper On County Payroll | Judicial Watch
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