Patrick O'Carroll, Social Security's Inspector General, and Carolyn Colvin, Social Security's Acting Commissioner, will be testifying at today's hearing before the House Social Security Subcommittee on the alleged disability fraud ring in New York city.
The Chairman of the Subcommittee is planning to call for a review of Social Security's management structure. That may be a good idea but I have no idea what it has to do with the fraud allegations.Such a review would make more sense after a new Commissioner is nominated and confirmed.
By the way, I hope someone asks the Inspector General why these cases aren't being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney. I think that subject deserves exploration. It's certainly surprising and raises questions about the strength of these criminal cases.