Episode 28: Launch Fraud Prevention
THE ROTUNDA -- This episode goes into space (almost) as media consultant Kevin Cate discusses the launch of his new product, Rocket Lobby, which is designed to help people know who their elected officials are, anywhere in the country, while allowing users to rate their lawmakers. Plus, Gov. Rick Scott’s point person for creating jobs is battling a major crisis on his hand; unemployment fraud.

Since his first media interview in 2013, Jesse Panuccio, the Executive Director of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has seen the growth of organized criminal enterprises make Florida the national hub for identity theft and benefits fraud. Panuccio talks with Gomes about how his agency is aggressively fighting back and his efforts to get the federal government to be part of the solution.

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A weekly podcast focusing on the people and stories shaping Florida politics produced by Trimmel Gomes an award-winning journalist and former statewide news director of Florida Public Radio. Gomes hosted its flagship program "Capital Report" and created the public affairs program "It's About Florida." Gomes is political commentator and regular political contributor to WTXL ABC 27 in Tallahassee.


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