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Civil Rights – Food Stamp Fraud Investigation – Racial Bias Claim (access required)

A Norfolk Social Services employee who pleaded guilty to the crime of obtaining disaster relief food stamps under false pretenses after Hurricane Isabel in 2003 cannot sue the investigators and prosecutors who brought her to justice on claims of racial bias, and her suit is dismissed. Plaintiff, who is African-American, claims selective prosecution, retaliation, intentional infliction ...