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Fraud, little oversight in Lifeline "free cell phone" program in Oklahoma
Investigative reporter Jennifer Loren of the Oklahoma Impact Team at KWTV News 9 in Oklahoma City and KOTV News on 6 in Tulsa, Okla., found rampant fraud in the Lifeline “free cell phone” program in Oklahoma. Loren found little oversight of the federal program, and showed how companies are flocking to Oklahoma because much of the state is eligible to receive an extra subsidy because of its history as former tribal land. Loren was able to obtain a phone without proving she was eligible, in violation of the program’s rules.