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Lil Wayne came out in support of President Donald Trump, and now he has just been hit with a federal weapons charge and could face serious prison time if convicted.

The internet is questioning the timing of the federal charges.

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida has charged the rapper with 1 count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

According to TMZ, the charge is for a December 2019 incident where federal agents Searched Weezy's private jet at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport. He was a passenger on that plane, which made a stop in Florida on its way to California.

At the time, Wayne's attorney said his client was "cleared" to leave even though guns and drugs were reportedly found on the plane.

Some are questioning why the feds waited to charge Wayne of being wrongfully in possession of a weapon and ammunition.

He is scheduled to appear in court next month. TMZ reached out to Lil Wayne's team for comment, but they did not respond.

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Federal authorities arrested rapper Nuke Bizzle after he appeared in a music video flashing stacks of cash and bragging about defrauding the federal government to obtain unemployment benefits.

"I just got rich off of EDD/ I just woke up to 300 Gs," he bragged. "Unemployment so sweet/ We had 1.5 land this week." Rapper Fat Wizza added: "You gotta sell cocaine, I can just file a claim."

Bizzle, whose real name is Fontrell Antonio Baines, is accused of stealing more than $1.2 million in unemployment benefits preloaded on 92 debit cards from the Employment Development Department (EDD).

The hip-hop artist was arrested Friday and charged with access advice fraud, aggravated identity theft, and interstate transportation of stolen property.

According to a criminal complaint, Baines, who lives in the Hollywood Hills, was arrested in Las Vegas while riding in a Cadillac Escalade. He was detained with 7 EDD debit cards in other people's names.

According to the complaint, Baines filed claims for 92 EDD debit cards preloaded with more than $1.2 million in other people's names. The cards were mailed to multiple addresses that Baines had access to.

Baines posted a disclaimer under his "EDD" music video on YouTube: "This video was created with props and was made for entertainment purposes."
 

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A member of the hip-hop group Pretty Ricky was arrested and charged with wire fraud, bank fraud, and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Diamond Blue Smith, also known as "Baby Blue", was hit with federal charges after investigators say he attempted to obtain $24 million in PPP funds to buy lavish items, including a Ferrari.

Smith, 36, is accused of fraudulently obtaining a coronavirus relief loan and then using the money to purchase a $96,000 Ferrari among other luxury items.

Smith, of Miramar, Florida, along with Tonye C. Johnson, of Pennsylvania, appeared before a U.S. Magistrate Judge in Georgia on Monday.

According to the federal complaint, Smith and Johnson falsified loan documents to obtain a $426,717 loan under the Federal Paycheck Protection Program for his company Throwbackjersey.com LLC.

The Paycheck Protection Program is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Trump to help small businesses suffering from the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Smith also applied for another loan in the amount of $708,065 for another company, Blue Star Records LLC. And he allegedly applied for loans in the names of other individuals, using falsified documents.

The Ferrari and other luxury items, as well as his bank accounts were seized by the feds.

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Smith, 2nd from right, is best known as a member of R&B/hip hop group Pretty Ricky. The other members are (L-R) Slick 'Em, Spectacular and Pleasure.

The group enjoyed modest success in the mid-2000s with their platinum singles "Grind With Me" and "On The Hotline".

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The founder of an Atlanta-based Black Lives Matter group was arrested and charged with misappropriating over $200,000 in donations to the social justice organization.

Sir Maejor Page, 32, was taken into custody in Toledo by the Toledo FBI office on a warrant for money laundering and wire fraud. He is accused of spending $200,000 in BLM donations on clothing, a security system, and property.

Page, who is albino, made it easy for the feds to catch him by bragging on social media. He posted photos of himself on private jets, wearing expensive clothing, and club hopping in Atlanta.
 

Page founded Black Lives Matter Atlanta in 2016. The Atlanta-based group took in more than $466,000 in public donations in a matter of months.

Authorities say Page immediately went on a spending spree, racking up thousands of dollars in personal purchases. Page told his Facebook followers that every dime went to protest the killing of George Floyd by a former Minneapolis police officer.

"In sum, Page has spent over $200,000 on personal items generated from donations received through BLMGA Facebook page with no identifiable purchase or expenditure for social or racial justice," FBI agent Matthew Desorbo wrote in the federal complaint.
 

The complaint detailed Page's expenditures. He spent $2,065 on tailored suits and accessories. He paid $112,000 as a down payment on a house for himself in Toledo. He also bought the property next door. He filled the house with $12,000 worth of furniture and a security system set him back $1,310.

The house was purchased in the name of Hi Frequency Ohio, an organization for which Page served as treasurer and general counsel.

Page was released Friday on $10,000 unsecured bond pending trial. If convicted on all charges he faces between 10-20 years in prison and fines between $250,000-500,000 each.

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A music producer for rapper Nelly has been charged as an accomplice alongside Welcome to Sweetie Pie's star Tim Norman in a murder-for-hire plot.

Norma, 41, of Jackson, Mississippi, was charged with conspiracy to use interstate commerce facilities in the death of his nephew, 21-year-old Andre Montgomery on March 14, 2016.

Federal prosecutors say Norman fraudulently obtained a life insurance policy in the amount of $450,000 on his nephew with himself listed as the sole beneficiary.

Terica Ellis, an exotic dancer from Memphis, was arrested as Norman's accomplice.

Waiel "Wally" Yaghnam, a music producer on Nelly's hit 2002 album Nellyville, was also charged in the crime. Yaghnam, 42, worked as Norman's insurance agent, prosecutors say.

Yaghnam faces one charge of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud.

The insurance company didn't pay out after Montgomery's death. Prosecutors say Yaghnam and Norman made false statements on life insurance applications, lying about Montgomery’s income, net worth, medical history, employment and family background.

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Norman is the son of Sweetie Pie's owner Robbie Montgomery. The victim was Miss Robbie's grandson.

Both Norman and Andre Montgomery starred in Welcome to Sweetie Pie's. Miss Robbie sued Norman in 2016, claiming his operation of three Sweetie Pie's restaurants was copyright infringement.

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A Tennessee state senator has been charged with theft and embezzlement of over $600,000 in federal funds, Yahoo Finance reports.

A criminal complaint was filed against Senator Katrina Robinson, who is accused of stealing funds from government programs for her own personal enrichment.

Robinson, a Democrat elected to the General Assembly in 2018, received more than $2.2 million in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for her Memphis-based nursing school.

Robinson, a professional nurse, is director of The Healthcare Institute, which provides CNA training for jobs in the health care field, U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said in a news release on Wednesday.

Robinson allegedly stole more than $600,000 and used some of the money to pay for her wedding costs, honeymoon expenses, legal fees for her divorce, and a 2016 Jeep Renegade for her daughter.

Robinson allegedly transferred cash from her nursing school's bank account to her personal bank accounts between 2015 and 2019.

The FBI executed a search warrant on her Memphis home in February. FBI agents visited her home again on Tuesday, OAN News reports.

The FBI launched an investigation after receiving a tip that Robinson used school funds to purchase a Louis Vuitton handbag.

Robinson also used the money on credit card payments, hair and beauty supplies, and home improvements, including a wrought iron front door valued at more than $5,000, the FBI said.

She also spent more than $4,700 on makeup, video services and a party for her wedding, and $5,000 on a trip to Jamaica, according to Yahoo.

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Robinson was defensive as she spoke with reporters on the courthouse steps on Wednesday.

"It is believed that if I were not in the position that I'm in, that if I did not champion the voices, the views and the faces that I represent, that I would not be in this moment right now with you today,” Robinson said.

Robinson said she will continue serving her district in the Senate "with the same integrity, the same passion that I've demonstrated since you've elected me to this office."

If convicted, Robinson faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. She is up for reelection in 2022.

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A Florida man who used COVID-relief funds from the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to purchase a Lamborghini has been arrested.

Authorities say David T. Hines, of Miami, Florida, fraudulently obtained $4 million in PPP funds and used part of those funds to purchase a $318,000 Lamborghini Huracan Evo sports car.

The feds seized the Lamborghini and $3.4 million from bank accounts at the time of his arrest.

Hines made his initial court appearance before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge John J. O'Sullivan in the Southern District of Florida on Monday.

He was formally charged with one county of bank fraud, one count of making false statements to a financial institution and one count of engaging in transactions in unlawful proceeds.

The complaint alleges Hines applied for $13.5 million at Bank of America on behalf of his six moving companies. He claimed he had 70 employees with a monthly payroll of $4 million.

Applicants who are approved for PPP loans are required to deposit the funds into a separate bank account created specifically for the loan so the feds can see where the money is spent.

The loans are forgivable if the money is spent on mortgage, rent, and utilities and at least part of the loan is spent on payroll.

The complaint alleges that the bank approved three of the applications for $3.9 million and began depositing hundreds of thousands of dollars into Hines's bank account.

Hines allegedly transferred some of the funds to his savings account within days and wired $318,497 to Lamborghini Miami, a luxury car dealership on Biscayne Boulevard in North Miami Beach on May 18.

The Lamoborghini was jointly registered to Hines and his business, records show.

Bank records show Hines spent some of the cash to make purchases at luxury retailers, on jewelry, and on rooms at luxury resorts in Miami Beach.

The federal complaint further alleges that Hines did not use the money to make payroll payments that he claimed on his loan applications.

Hines' companies showed monthly revenue and expenses averaging about $200,000 - much less than the millions he claimed on the loan applications.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Berger said scammers are able to exploit and defraud the Small Business Association (SBA) because the SBA doesn't bother to check any of the claims made on applications.

"In the ordinary course of providing the loan guaranty, neither the SBA nor any other government agency checked IRS records to confirm that the applicant had paid the payroll taxes represented in the PPP applications," says the criminal affidavit.

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British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell is secretly married, but she is refusing to identify her spouse to prosecutors.

The 58-year-old is being held without bail on charges of recruiting and grooming young women for her convicted pedophile ex, Jeffrey Epstein.

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Federal agents uncovered information about Maxwell's marriage during her appearance in Manhattan Federal Court via video conferencing from jail on Tuesday, when she pleaded not guilty.

Maxwell is accused of hiding the identity of her spouse and the extent of her wealth from prosecutors.

"The defendant ... makes no mention whatsoever about the financial circumstances or assets of her spouse whose identity she declined to provide to Pretrial Services," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Alison Moe, according to the New York Post.

"There's no information about who will be co-signing this bond or their assets, and no details whatsoever." Moe told Judge Alison Nathan.

Maxwell's lawyers asked for their client to be released on bail ahead of her trial in July, 2021, but the judge sided with prosecutors, who insisted the socialite is an "extreme flight risk".

The judge ruled Maxwell has already exhibited an "extraordinary capacity to evade detection" prior to her arrest in New Hampshire by FBI agents on July 2.

Agents swarmed Maxwell's million-dollar hideaway and found her hiding in a secret room in the mansion.

Maxwell had hired a private security firm to guard her house. Her cell phone was wrapped in tin foil to prevent her phone from pinging.

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Ghislaine Maxwell pleaded not guilty to charges of child sex trafficking during a bail hearing on Tuesday. She appeared in a Manhattan courtroom via CCTV video from jail.

Manhattan federal judge Alison Nathan said Maxwell is a "substantial risk of flight." The judge added "the risks are simply too great" to release Maxwell on house arrest with an ankle monitor.

Judge Nathan said Maxwell could simply remove the ankle monitor and flee the country back to Europe.

The judge noted Maxwell has access to $20 million in foreign bank accounts that she has not accounted for.

Maxwell was ordered to be detained without bond pending trial on July 12, 2021.

The 58-year-old British socialite was arrested on July 2 at her million-dollar hideaway in New Hampshire.

Maxwell was Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged madam who procured young girls for parties at Epstein's home and on his private island.

The convicted pedophile committed suicide in a Manhattan jail cell last year.

Maxwell is under heavy guard and on suicide watch at a Brooklyn lockup.

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President Trump's former legal advisor Michael Cohen is back in federal custody after breaking the terms of his release from prison due to coronavirus fears.

Cohen was serving a three-year sentence for lying to Congress, income tax evasion and campaign finance charges for paying hush money to women who alleged affairs with his boss, President Trump.

Cohen was released on furlough in May after inmates tested positive for the coronavirus.

He was taken back into custody by U.S. Marshals after a photo published on the front page of the NY Post showed him dining at a restaurant when he was supposed to be on home confinement.

The NY Post published the photo of Cohen, his wife Laura, and another couple dining at the upscale La Bilboquet, a French restaurant near his luxury apartment on the Upper East Side on the evening of July 2.

Cohen was booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, and will be transferred to a secure federal prison.

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Ghislaine Maxwell collected a trove of sex tapes over the years that she plans to use in her defense of federal child sex trafficking charges.

The late financier Jeffrey Epstein, who hanged himself in a Manhattan jail cell last year, reportedly rigged his townhouse with 50+ cameras. He kept surveillance tapes of everyone in his home and everything that went on.

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Sources say world leaders, former and current presidents, Fortune 500 CEOs, and celebrities are on the tapes.

The former socialite from Great Britain plans to use her copies of Epstein's pedophile tapes as an insurance policy against federal charges, a friend told London's Daily Mail.

Maxwell, who was arrested last week at her million-dollar hideaway in New Hampshire, was transferred to a Brooklyn detention center on Monday.

She is on suicide watch while awaiting trial on four counts of sex-trafficking minors and two counts of perjury for allegedly acting as Epstein's madam to procure children.

"The secret stash of sex tapes I believe Ghislaine has squirreled away could end up being her get-out-of-jail card if the authorities are willing to trade," the source said. "She has copies of everything Epstein had. They could implicate some twisted movers and shakers. If Ghislaine goes down, she’s going to take the whole damn lot of them with her."

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Jeffrey Epstein's co-conspirator and ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell is cooperating with the feds following her arrest on child sex trafficking charges.

Maxwell is under heavy guard a day after she was arrested at her hideaway in New Hampshire.

Maxwell, 58, is accused of grooming underage girls and teenagers for sex with Epstein in his Upper East Side townhouse, New Mexico, Florida and London.

The British socialite reportedly received over $20 million from Epstein for her procurement services.

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Maxwell went into hiding in New Hampshire after Epstein, 66, took his own life in a Manhattan jail cell last year.

Epstein's former employer Steven Hoffenberg said Maxwell "knows everything" and will "totally co-operate".

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One of the people who should be very worried is England's Prince Andrew, who made numerous trips across the pond to visit Epstein's Manhattan townhouse and was a repeat guest on Epstein's private plane, dubbed the "Lolita Express."

"She's going to cooperate and be very important. Andrew is definitely, definitely concerned," Hoffenberg said.

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Others who are likely to be very concerned about what Maxwell tells the feds are super model Naomi Campbell (pictured), Tesla founder Elon Musk, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, and former President Bill Clinton.

Maxwell faces 35 years in prison if she doesn't cut a deal with the feds.

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Jeffrey Epstein's longtime associate Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested this morning and charged with child sex-trafficking.

Epstein's alleged madam and one-time girlfriend is accused of luring young girls and teenagers to Epstein's Manhattan home to engage in sex with the billionaire financier.

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Epstein and Maxwell were pals with the rich and famous, including England's Prince Andrew, former President Bill Clinton, and current President Donald Trump (pictured in 1997 with Maxwell).

Maxwell was ordered held without bail during a hearing in a New Hampshire federal court on Thursday.

She went into hiding in New Hampshire after Epstein, 66, took his own life in a Manhattan jail cell last year.

The British socialite waived her right to have a detention hearing in New Hampshire. She will be transported to Manhattan where she faces a six-count federal indictment on child sex trafficking charges.

Maxwell, 58, is accused of grooming underage girls and teenagers for sex with Epstein in his Upper East Side townhouse, New Mexico, Florida and London.

"The victims were as young as 14 years old when they were groomed and abused by Maxwell and Epstein, both of whom knew that certain victims were in fact under the age of 18,” the indictment reads, according to the NY Post.

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Former Sandrarose.com Morning Wood Ray Hushpuppi is busted. The billionaire real estate mogul was arrested in Dubai and extradited to the United States on charges of fraud and money laundering.

He was submitted as Morning Wood by a loyal reader who referred to him as her "dream man."

The popular Nigerian businessman, real name Ray Igbalodely, has over 2 million followers on Instagram.com where he shows off his flashy cars and high end clothing, bags and shoes.

Igbalodely was taken into custody by at his luxury condominium Pallazo Versace along with his entire team.

The arrest came after a joint sting operation by the FBI, the U.S. Secret Service, and Interpol.

Igbalodely is charged with fraudulently obtaining $35 million in wired funds from the U.S. government under the pretense of testing Nigerians for the Covid-19 virus.

Igbalodely's fleet of luxury vehicles were seized in addition to is extensive watch and jewelry collection and cash.

Igbalodely's associates Sean the Escaper, Tony Roma, "HP", and a 4th man were also arrested. They all lived together at the Pallazo Versace in Dubai, according to published reports.

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A Las Vegas couple has been charged with defrauding Medicaid out of $13 million and laundering the money by purchasing expensive jewelry, cars, designer handbags and other luxury goods.

Timothy and Latisha Harron were charged with seven counts of defrauding the North Carolina Medicaid system, according to Insider.com.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the couple committed "massive fraud" by laundering $13 million through their purchase of expensive luxury goods, gym equipment, luxury watches, high-end vehicles and a private jet worth $900,000.


 

The Harrons flossed their affluent lifestyle on social media where they shared photos of Tiffany Jewelry boxes, designer clothes and handbags, and vacations to exotic locales, including Bora Bora and Cancun.

A federal grand jury indicted the couple on May 19, according to the DOJ. The Harrons, who married in 2018, were arrested Wednesday and charged with seven counts of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud, aggravated identify theft, conspiracy to commit money laundering and making false statements related to health care matters.

The Harrons allegedly stole the money by submitting fraudulent bills to Medicaid through Agape Healthcare Systems, Inc. -- a company founded by Latisha, 44, in North Carolina in 2010.

She committed fraud by registering the company with Medicaid in NC without disclosing she had previously been convicted of identity theft.

The couple allegedly searched through obituaries to find people who had recently died in North Carolina. Using information from the obituaries, they would turn to the NC Medicaid eligibility tool to find whether the person had a Medicaid Identification Number.

Using that number, they back billed Medicaid for "fictitious services" they claimed to have provided to the person before death.

The couple flaunted their extravagant lifestyle on Instagram, showing off expensive jewelry, and posing for pictures at 5-star restaurants, luxury suites at sporting events, and on lavish vacations. Mr. Harron tagged the photos "#millionaire, #billionaire, #entrepreneur" and "millionaire lifestyle."


 

In one caption for a photo gallery showing off Tiffany boxes and high end shoes and bags, Harron wrote, "Sometimes it's a @tiffanyandco , @brioni_official & @louisvuitton kind of day! All delivered and didn't have to leave the #penthouse. Mrs. Harron, nothing but the best!"

When the couple was arrested, the feds seized an Aston Martin sports car and the couple's expensive wine collection.
 

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Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli have agreed to change their not guilty pleas to guilty in exchange for serving two to five months in a federal prison.

Loughlin, 55, and Giannulli, 56, were arrested in March 2019 and charged with paying a middle man $500,000 to get their two daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose Giannulli, into USC by passing them off as rowing recruits.
 
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For over a year, they proclaimed their innocence and refused to agree to a plea deal, preferring to take their chances in front of a jury.

But they changed their minds after the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. Prosecutors will ask a judge to sentence the couple to 2-5 months in prison, the plea agreements say.

Loughlin will pay a fine of $150,000 and save 100 hours of community service. Her husband agreed to a fine of $250,000 and 250 hours of community service.

Both of them got off easy compared to the years in prison they faced if they were convicted of all charges.

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A reality TV personality who starred in VH1's Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta has been arrested and charged with misusing over $2 million from the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Maurice "Mo" Fayne, of Dacula, Georgia, was charged with bank fraud for allegedly spending over $2 million in coronavirus relief funds on jewelry, cars and late child support payments.

Fayne submitted an application for a $3.7 million bailout loan under the name Flame Trucking, claiming he needed the cash to pay his 107 employees with an average monthly payroll of $1,490,200.

In submitting the application to United Community Bank, Fayne certified that he would use the money to "retain workers and maintain payroll or make mortgage interest payments, lease payments, and utility payments, as specified under the PPP guidelines.

UCB Bank immediately funded the loan in the amount of $2,045,800, and Fayne allegedly went on a shopping spree.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) said he immediately spent $85,000 on jewelry, including a Rolex Presidential wristwatch, a diamond bracelet for a lucky lady, a 5.73-carat diamond pinky ring for himself and a luxury vehicle worth over $300,000.

The feds say he also spent $40,000 on child support.

Acting on a tip, the feds interviewed Fayne on May 6, whereupon he allegedly lied about what he did with the money.

Fayne told federal investigators that he spent the $2,045,800 loan on payroll and other expenses for his trucking company. He denied spending the cash on luxury items for himself.

Federal agents soon served a search warrant on Fayne's Dacula home. There they recovered $80,000 in cash, including $9,400 that Fayne had in his pockets. And they seized a 2019 Rolls Royce Wraith, which still had the dealer tag on it.

The MSRP for a base Rolls Royce Wraith without options is $327,000.

Agents also executed seizure warrants for three bank accounts that Fayne owned or controlled and seized approximately $503,000 in PPP funds.

None of the expenditures were authorized under the CARES Act guidelines. The money is intended to go to small businesses for employe retention, mortgage insurance, rent and other allowable business expenses.

The loan is forgiven if used within eight weeks to retain employees.

"The defendant allegedly stole money meant to assist hard-hit employees and businesses during these difficult times, and instead greedily used the money to bankroll his lavish purchases of jewelry and other personal items," said Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.

"The defendant allegedly took advantage of the emergency lending provisions of the Paycheck Protection Program that were intended to assist employees and small businesses battered by the Coronavirus," said U.S. Attorney Byung J. "BJay" Pak of the Northern District of Georgia.

"We will investigate and charge anyone who inappropriately diverts these critical funds for their own personal gain."

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The Department of Justice has dropped all charges against President Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

The news sent shockwaves through Washington DC, a week after evidence released to Flynn's lawyers show FBI agents tried to trap Flynn into lying to them.

Flynn, a Democrat, had been director of the Defense Intelligence Agency under President Barack Obama but was terminated from his job.

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He then joined Trump's presidential campaign helping to shape Trump's foreign policy and introducing Trump at his campaign rallies.

Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in 2017. He also agreed to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia collusion probe that found no wrongdoing by Trump's administration.

In January 2020, Flynn filed documents to withdraw his guilty plea. His sentencing was "indefinitely postponed" until a later date.

The retired Army Lt. General was an important figure in Trump's administration. He served under Trump for only one month before he was accused of accepting money from foreign governments without approval in 2016.

President Trump told reporters he had no prior knowledge of the DOJ's decision to drop all charges.

Earlier in the week, Trump said he would welcome Flynn back into his administration.