The Associated Press reports:
The owner of a Massachusetts pizza parlor lied about the number of employees he had to fraudulently obtain more than $660,000 in federal coronavirus relief funds, then used some of the money to buy and stock an alpaca farm in Vermont, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
Dana McIntyre, 57, of Grafton, Vermont, was arrested Tuesday and charged with wire fraud and money laundering, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney’s office in Boston. He also bought at least two vehicles — including a 1950 Hudson — and weekly airtime for a cryptocurrency-themed radio show that he hosted, prosecutors said.
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For pizzake! Federal prosecutors say a Massachusetts pizza parlor owner lied about the number of his workers to fraudulently obtain more than $660,000 in coronavirus relief funds. They say he used some of the money to buy an alpaca farm. https://t.co/vOiQm7fFa9 #odd
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