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Broadband nonprofit's ex-CEO charged with misusing funds

Apr. 10, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man who served as CEO of a broadband nonprofit has been indicted on federal charges that he misused government contract money and used more than $160,000 in company funds to pay for a boat and a family vacation. A grand jury on Thursday...

Feds charge 3 more in massive California unemployment fraud

Apr. 09, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Friday that they have charged three Southern California women with using prison inmates' names to bilk a state agency out of a combined nearly $1.25 million in coronavirus-related unemployment benefits, the latest allegations in an ongoing...

Honduras holds 2 ex-officials on pandemic-tied fraud charges

Apr. 09, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — One year after the Honduran government paid $47 million for seven mobile hospitals to expand its bed space for the COVID-19 pandemic, only two are in use and two former government officials involved in their purchase are jailed on fraud charges. ...

4 accused of getting pandemic jobless benefits for inmates

Apr. 09, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted four people for their roles in a scheme to use the identities of 35 Virginia prison inmates to secure more than $300,000 in pandemic-related unemployment benefits, federal authorities said Friday. Two women worked...

Former lawmaker must pay more than $10 million in fraud case

Apr. 09, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A lawyer for a former state lawmaker and Georgia Board of Regents member says his client has been ordered to pay nearly $10.8 million after being accused of running what authorities called a Ponzi scheme. Dean Alford of Conyers resolved the matter through...

Former head of Alabama school district pleads in fraud case

Apr. 09, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former head of an Alabama school district has pleaded guilty to a federal fraud charge. Tom Sisk, former superintendent for Limestone County Schools, entered the plea Thursday in U.S. District Court in Montgomery to one count of conspiracy to...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Apr. 09, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media Editorial Board. April 8, 2021. Editorial: CT must catch up with times on voting There shouldn’t be anything partisan about voting rights. In an ideal world, expanding the franchise would be seen as a basic political goal of...

Maine man charged with lying to get $60,000 PPP loan

Apr. 09, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine man accused of lying to get a $60,000 loan from the Paycheck Protection Program and spending some of the money on shopping has been charged in federal court. Nathan Reardon, 43, of Skowhegan, was charged this week with bank fraud and...

Kentucky temporarily shutting down UI system to stop fraud

Apr. 08, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky will temporarily shut down its unemployment system to bolster security protections to block an onslaught of cybercrime detected nationwide, state officials said Thursday. The four-day system shutdown will run from midnight Thursday through...

Man who embezzled $36M from L.A. firm sentenced to prison

Apr. 08, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who embezzled more than $36 million from a Los Angeles company was sentenced Thursday to 10 1/2 years in federal prison and ordered to repay the money. Paul McDaniel, 44, used most of the funds he embezzled to pay off $23 million in credit card...