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  • Writer's pictureJillian Helding

44 indicted in Puerto Rico in $1.2M scheme to obtain pandemic relief funds

A federal grand jury in Puerto Rico indicted 44 people accused in a $1.2 million scheme to illegally obtain pandemic relief funds, authorities said last Thursday.

The suspects are accused of submitting at least 52 loan applications to obtain federal recovery funds. Authorities alleged the suspects submitted applications using fake tax documents, payroll records, ID cards and bank records.

Among the suspects are several professional baseball coaches and players, with the majority based in Puerto Rico.

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