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Florida couple charged in $5.8 million COVID relief fraud

Apr. 06, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — A Florida couple accused of COVID relief fraud filed dozens of false loan applications that totaled nearly $6 million, prosecutors said. Julio Lugo, 44, and Rosenide Venant, 37, used some of the $5.8 million to pay off a luxury vehicle, and spent...

Florida couple charged with COVID relief fraud

Apr. 03, 2021 03:24 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida couple tried to obtain more than $5.8 million in coronavirus relief funds by filing false loan applications, federal prosecutors said. Julio Lugo, 44, and Rosenide Venant, 37, both of Davenport, were arrested Thursday and charged with...

Ray LaHood paid fine to resolve investigation into loan

Apr. 01, 2021 22:18 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Former Illinois congressman and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in 2019 paid a $40,000 fine for allegedly making misleading statements to federal agents about a loan and failing to disclose it on ethics forms, according to the U.S. Justice Department. ...

3 Mississippi men sentenced for roles in pain fraud scheme

Mar. 27, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced three Mississippi men who had ties to a more than $515 million in health care fraud involving high-priced compounded pain creams. The Hattiesburg American reported that Ocean Springs businessmen Dempsey “Bryan”...

Russian national in US pleads guilty to bribery, visa fraud

Mar. 20, 2021 21:33 PM EDT

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — A Russian national living in North Carolina who had been accused by authorities of involvement in a $150 million kickback scheme while working for a Russian military contractor has pleaded guilty to unrelated charges including bribery and visa fraud. ...

Former Bay Springs clerk sentenced for embezzling city funds

Mar. 04, 2021 17:17 PM EST

BAY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — A former administrator in a western Mississippi city has been sentenced to prison for embezzling city funds. U.S. District Judge Taylor McNeel on Wednesday sentenced former Bay Springs City Clerk Randy James, 56, to four years and two months in...

Ex-lawmaker pleads guilty to illegal use of campaign funds

Feb. 24, 2021 15:01 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts State Rep. David Nangle pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal district court to a series of charges including illegally using campaign funds to pay for personal expenses. The 60-year-old Lowell resident also pleaded guilty to defrauding...

Ex-Missouri city clerk gets 15 years for theft, forgery

Feb. 12, 2021 10:22 AM EST

GALLATIN, Mo. (AP) — A former clerk for the northwestern Missouri city of Coffey has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to theft and forgery charges. Mary Lou Browning was sentenced this week in Daviess County and ordered to pay restitution. She...

Louisiana accountant sentenced in $7M embezzlement scheme

Feb. 10, 2021 11:42 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana accountant has been sentenced to just over five years in prison for embezzling more than $7 million from a shipping company and defrauding the U.S. government of more than $1 million in income taxes, according to the Justice Department. ...

Township supervisor accused of embezzling from private firm

Jan. 14, 2021 20:19 PM EST

PLAINFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois township supervisor is accused in U.S. District Court of stealing more than a million dollars over six years from the company he founded, according to documents unsealed Thursday. Plainfield Township supervisor Anthony...