DC Man Bought Yacht, Townhouse With Bailout Funds

The Washington Blade reports:

A gay former assistant superintendent and contracting liaison for the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington has been charged with fraudulently obtaining more than $2.1 million in funds for personal use from two federal coronavirus relief programs. A statement released on Tuesday by the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia says Kenneth P. Gaughan, 41, was arrested and charged in a criminal complaint unsealed on Aug. 11.

It says Gaughan used the money he obtained through fraud and deception, in part, to purchase a $300,000 yacht, a $1.13 million townhouse in D.C., and a $46,000 luxury sports car. According to the U.S. Attorney’s office statement, Gaughan was also arrested on an indictment unsealed on Aug. 11 charging him with a separate embezzlement scheme related to his alleged theft of more than $472,000 in funds from the archdiocese over a period of eight years from 2010 to 2018.

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