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March 05, 2012 – Comments (6) | RELATED TICKERS: S , AA , D


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a convicted killer who gained notoriety for having a murder scene tattooed on his chest received unemployment benefits while he was in jail.

Sheriff's Capt. Mike Parker said Saturday that Anthony Garcia, nicknamed "Chopper," received more than $30,000 in fraudulent unemployment while in Los Angeles County jail from 2008 to 2010.

Parker says Garcia's father and two girlfriends would get the checks then cash them and deposit the money in the inmate accounts of Garcia and fellow gang members.

Garcia's father 47-year-old Juan Garcia, and girlfriends 45-year-old Sandra Jaimez and 25-year-old Cynthia Limas, were arrested Thursday on charges including grand theft.

Parker says authorities have not decided whether to charge Garcia.

He was convicted of the 2004 killing of a gang rival in Pico Rivera. The evidence against him included a tattoo on his chest of the crime scene.


LORDZ  take.....  wow  just wow....   who says crime doesn't pay.

I can already see bleeding hearts  say  George Bush or some  other rhetoric...

So exactly how does a convicted killer imprisoned  get unemployment benefits ???

About as sad as the millionaire who kept  using his gov-ment  bridge card to continue buying food.

So what can we expect from over overfunded over-paid gov-ment ??? more bs.

I know lets house and feed Choppo's  father and two girlfriends for the next few years, lets offer them free health care and job training so that next time they can better steal more money.

Flippin sad...


6 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On March 06, 2012 at 1:04 PM, Turfscape (< 20) wrote:

>>So exactly how does a convicted killer imprisoned  get unemployment benefits ???<<</p>

Through fraud. It says as much in the article you quoted. He obtained the benefits through fraud.

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#2) On March 06, 2012 at 4:37 PM, leohaas (30.13) wrote:

And your point is???

What action should investors take knowing this story?

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#3) On March 06, 2012 at 4:58 PM, DJDynamicNC (42.20) wrote:

Summary of post: "Somebody broke the law."

I'm not sure what you're getting at. The only essential points I can see being proven here are "the system is imperfect" and "some people are criminals." THese are not exactly shocking.

Here's a fun story for you: "hard working family has food tonight because of unemployment insurance." Repeat that story millions of times, and you'd have better content for a post entitled "government benefits at work."

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#4) On March 07, 2012 at 4:07 PM, Valyooo (33.71) wrote:

How can a hard WORKING family be unemployed?

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#5) On March 07, 2012 at 4:15 PM, DJDynamicNC (42.20) wrote:

Actually, anybody who uses unemployment insurance must, by definition, at one point have been employed.

But obviously, my point was that there are a great many important success stories, which you are ignoring because you prefer to push your anti-government narrative.

That's fair, but recognize that you are distorting the truth and pushing anecdotes in place of data to attempt to generate moral outrage - as though the notion of families starving in the richest nation in history isn't a moral outrage of its own.

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#6) On March 07, 2012 at 5:01 PM, L0RDZ (90.36) wrote:

How is ? was  Anthony Garcia  starving ??  drug dealing death dealing gang banger who was such a moron as to get a tat of  the crime he committed ?

Hmmm did he pay taxes on the drug money ? was he working ?  I think not as he was incarcerated already, but hey the gov ment in an attempt to push stimulus and throw  out as much money to anyone enabled this  ~  end of story.

Hmm success stories I know lets talk about my next post in which  Amanda Clayton  continues to use her bridge card  despite winning a million dollars.

Or Leroy Fick

Fick in June 2010 won nearly $2 million in the state’s Make Me Rich! lottery. Fick took his winnings in a post-tax lump sum of $998,570. Shortly thereafter, he began amassing criminal charges across the state and recently completed a 45-day sentence in the Isabella County Jail for illegal possession of a prescription painkiller.

Fick sparked controversy when he admitted to using his Bridge Card even after winning the lottery. The state Senate today approved a bill preventing future lottery winners from receiving public food assistance.

“This is a very sad story,” Wilson said. “It’s a story that the money he won is essentially gone. He’s living hand-to-mouth again, and it’s very sad to see how he’s been taken advantage of by his family and other people who swooped in.

“He obviously knows things got way out of hand,” Wilson continued, adding that Fick’s son and daughter were largely responsible for their father’s decline. “They’re not coming back to his house, his son or his daughter. He frankly doesn’t have the money to be getting into trouble again.”

The fireworks charges stem from witnesses seeing Fick with Roman candles, mortars and sky rockets at his home on Sept. 5 and 26 and near the intersection of Flajole and West Townline roads on Sept. 27.

Wilson previously said a good portion of Fick’s money went toward purchasing fireworks. When Fick and son Jeffrey Fick appeared on the TLC program “Lottery Changed My Life,” he displayed a pile of fireworks he said he obtained from “the Indians in Mount Pleasant.”

Per Wilson’s request, Klida sentenced Fick to 45 days in jail with credit for time served.

“License restrictions are there for a reason, and you need to comply with that,” Klida told Fick. “Whether you think it’s appropriate or not, that’s the law.”

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