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Former NY Chief Unemployment Judge Claims He Was Squeezed Out in Lawsuit

Says he was removed from his position for trying to stop the use of state and federal unemployment money on audits for decades-old compliance orders

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The former chief judge of unemployment appeals in New York claims in court that he was ousted for trying to stop a law firm from clogging the system with time-consuming, costly audits for a decades-old compliance order.

William Rold, former chief administrative law judge of New York's Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board (UIAB), claims state officials were complicit in allowing Raff & Becker to divert federal and state money from current unemployment claims hearings "to churn due process litigation about such hearings for their own profit."