GOT TEN YEARS IN PRISON
According to a press release issued by the United States Department of Justice, a Louisiana man was sentenced, on May 2, 2023, to ten years in prison, for purportedly purloining over $1.1 million in COVID related funds issued by the government.
Apparently, the guy applied for over $7.6 million in government related assistance and was able to get his hands on $1.1 million. He is alleged to have “laundered and misused” the money and purchased “luxury goods” -- with agents seizing about $128,500 from bank accounts, a 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan, a 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 truck, two Tissot watches, two Tag Heuer watches, and three Honda all-terrain vehicles.
Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite, Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division noted in a written statement that, “The significant sentence handed down today demonstrates that those who steal from COVID-19 relief programs for personal gain will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law …. We remain committed to rooting out bad actors who took advantage of federal programs meant to help those small businesses truly in need.”
That had to have made the guy sick.
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