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Alaska to pay $2.5M to settle claims about food program


September 21, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska will pay $2.5 million to the federal government to settle allegations of inaccurate reporting in the administration of a federal food assistance program, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday.

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services made false claims in its administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as the Food Stamps Program, according to the Justice Department.

A consultant who advised Alaska and other states disputes the federal claims about the program that provides financial assistance to low-i...

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