$842,0000 in federal “stimulus” spent paying people to play video games

HOLLAND, MI — A federal investigation into the misuse of a stimulus grant forced LG Chem to repay $842,000 in taxpayer funds.

A report released Wednesday, Feb. 13, confirmed that some LG Chem employees were paid to watch movies, play games or volunteer at local non-profits as production lines for battery cells sat idle. The report concluded that taxpayers will likely receive little benefit from a project for which they provided about half the funding.