A Seattle chiropractor and his wife, David Silverstein and Lyudmila Shimonova, are accused of collecting  over $100, 000 in welfare benefits  all the while living it up in a $1.2 million dollar home traveling the world.  The couple is being sued by the Feds for filing false claims and demanding that the couple pay back more than $135,000 in federal housing assistance since 2003.   Prosecutors are also seeking tens of thousands of dollars in fines.

Shimonova claims that she lived alone with her two children and that her household assets were less than $5,000. Silverstein received the monthly benefits of $1,272 as Shimonova’s purported landlord, the government said.

I can’t imagine the size of the loophole this oversight fell in.  A shame.

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