Authorities to announce indictments in government benefits case

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Federal and state prosecutors say they plan a news conference to release details of indictments against people accused of stealing government benefits.

The U.S. attorney's office in Memphis has scheduled a Wednesday afternoon news conference about the case.

U.S. Attorney Edward Stanton and Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich will discuss indictments for theft of government benefits, including unemployment insurance, food stamps, welfare, and housing assistance.

Further details were not immediately available.

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