Huma Abedin is being investigated for pay fraud while she was at the State Department. Sen. Charles E Grassley has requested the findings by the Inspector General, who investigated the charges and found that she indeed put in for $9,857 for which she was not entitled.
Abedin claimed that she took no vacation or leave time when she was working for the State Department, however, she took several weeks off after giving birth and also took a ten-day vacation to Italy. Abedin has contested the findings and her lawyer, Karen Dunn, claims that Abedin worked the entire time she was in Italy and after giving birth.
Mothers, help me out here. How much extra time did you have after giving birth to your first child? And why fly all the way to Italy and stay in an expensive hotel if you are going to be working the entire time.
Her story just doesn’t sound right. Unless, of course they wanted plausible deniability, so they could say she honestly believed she was entitled to the money. Since it’s virtually impossible to prove she wasn’t working, they can reduce it to repayment of the money without criminal charges.