Day: September 13, 2020

Postmaster Louis Dejoy Investigated By House Oversight Committee For Campaign Finance Violations


  • The House Oversight Committee announced an investigation into Postmaster General Louis Dejoy following allegations of circumventing campaign finance laws
  • Former employees say Dejoy pressured and compensated workers for donations through his fundraisers
  • Dejoy is also accused of reducing postal capacity ahead of the 2020 presidential election 

The House Oversight Committee announced an investigation of Postmaster General Louis Dejoy following allegations he circumvented campaign finance laws in North Carolina.

Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney announced the move on Twitter Tuesday. Former employees of Dejoy said he reimbursed them for hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions to Republican politicians. Dejoy is also under added scrutiny following changes in post office policy that could hamper mail-in voting ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Five former employees said in interviews with the Washington Post that Dejoy had systematically incentivized and compensated employees of his former company, New Breed Logistics, for participating

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Auto insurance fraud increases threefold in 2020: Manitoba Public Insurance

a sign on the side of a building: Manitoba Public Insurance says auto insurance fraud has tripled this year.

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Manitoba Public Insurance says auto insurance fraud has tripled this year.

The number of Manitobans charged with auto insurance fraud has nearly tripled since last year, says Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI).

The insurer said Wednesday that by the end of July 2020, there had been 88 fraud charges laid against 33 people — a sharp rise from 30 charges against 10 people over the same period in 2019.

MPI executive Curtis Wennberg said part of the uptick is due to MPI’s increased efforts in investigating suspicious claims.

MPI’s special investigation unit (SIU) handles suspicious claims, and its work in 1,200-plus investigations saved more than $10 million for MPI ratepayers last year, the Crown corporation said.

Read more: Manitoba Public Insurance to ‘modernize’ insurance options by spring 2021

“MPI has adopted a business change to emphasize that insurance fraud is a crime, and pursue both a denial of

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