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Lawrence A. Sannicandro Quoted In The Intercept Article Entitled “Prisons Are Skimming Big Chunks of CARES Act Stimulus Checks”

Lawrence (Larry) A. Sannicandro was quoted in a recent article for The Intercept entitled “Prisons Are Skimming Big Chunks of CARES Act Stimulus Checks,” published on February 17, 2021. Sannicandro comments on how some prisons have garnished funds from CARES Act stimulus checks that were issued to prisoners.

The article notes:

“I wouldn’t say that it’s a loophole, but I think it’s an unforeseen consequence,” Lawrence Sannicandro, a partner at Kostelanetz & Fink who chairs the American Bar Association’s Tax Collection, Bankruptcy and Workouts Committee, said. “If Congress wanted to prevent any state agency from intercepting these payments, they could have said specifically that.”

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