It is not uncommon for an employee of the prison system to go to a cell to serve a sentence. The same fate befell Kionia Ross, who until recently served in Brooklyn Federal Prison. Ross beguiled an imp in February 2019, when she, while still attending work at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park, applied for unemployment benefits and it was granted.
Throughout 2019 and throughout 2020, Kionia Ross continued to receive federal assistance from the Department of Labor, and in May and June, when the coronavirus pandemic swept the country, she also took advantage of state benefits, which promised a generous amount under the CARES Act. In total, the jailer robbed the state for $ 17,700.
The indictment says: “In each of her statements, Ross confirmed that she was unemployed, ready to get a job if one presented herself, and was eligible for benefits, while in fact she remained on the staff of the Bureau of Prisons, regularly came to the service and received a federal salary. “
She is now charged with two counts of theft of public money.
The swindler was no stranger to the desire to speculate on social topics. After the assassination of the African American George Floyd, she wrote with pathos on Facebook:
“We will not calm down. We have a lot to fight for. Equality. World. Justice”. And her colleagues from the Brooklyn prison, she publicly accused that they “have no principles, ethics, loyalty.” It is difficult to imagine how principles and ethics coexisted in her mind with putting her hands in the pockets of the Ministry of Labor.
The demon beguiled