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(WCVB Boston)   Man pleads to 33 counts of fraud and financial crimes in federal court after getting over $670,000 in COVID-19 relief funds. Fark: The third time in a decade he's run scams this big   (wcvb.com) divider line
    More: Dumbass, 2015, 2016, Years in the future, 2010s, Internal Revenue Service.John F. Casey, federal court, false tax returns, federal prosecutors  
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2021-10-25 3:31:56 AM  
Able to run three huge financial scams within a single decade without having to operate behind bars???

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2021-10-25 5:58:22 AM  
It seems in the US there is little to no punishment for financial fraud.

\see: Rick Scott, Donald Trump
 
2021-10-25 6:15:00 AM  
Brosephus:

Aw man that's a good one to add to the collection. She's even doing the Leo toast gesture!
 
2021-10-25 6:53:20 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: It seems in the US there is little to no punishment for financial fraud.

\see: Rick Scott, Donald Trump


Unless you're Jewish.
 
2021-10-25 7:51:01 AM  
Consider me shocked this person regularly gets away with financial fraud.  Boston Grand Prix?  That should be investigated too.


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2021-10-25 7:54:19 AM  
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2021-10-25 8:08:03 AM  

rightClick: Consider me shocked this person regularly gets away with financial fraud.  Boston Grand Prix?  That should be investigated too.


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I remember the Boston Grand Prix. I work in the Seaport, and even at that time, it was under construction. Having cars race through those streets seemed...improbable. There were lots of news stories about it happening, but very little detail on exactly how it would work.  At the time I thought it was a bit sketchy.
 
2021-10-25 8:23:21 AM  
Jeebus. The guy is from the Boston area, and can't even run a proper Ponzi scheme.
 
2021-10-25 8:27:55 AM  
Ah, the local businessman with the ability to sell investors on his big dreams. Every town or city has at least one, and most have the sense to keep their bullshiat quasi-legal enough to never face any jail time. I fully intended to build that hotel-shopping-entertainment venue. It's not my fault the financing fell through after 5+ years of me living high on the hog from investor dollars. The Maserati was crucial to selling investors on the concept.

It's practically a career path
 
2021-10-25 8:29:28 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: It seems in the US there is little to no punishment for financial fraud.

\see: Rick Scott, Donald Trump


I like watching the show American Greed about con artists and other financial criminals and they always seem to get such light punishments, unless of course they steal from the rich then they get their ass nailed to the wall. You see a story about some person robbing a pension fund and just destroying 1000s of peoples retirements and getting 10 years. And the people whose lives they ruined are lucky to get back a few cents on any dollar they lost.
 
2021-10-25 9:27:12 AM  

Brosephus: Able to run three huge financial scams within a single decade without having to operate behind bars???

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It's not like he tried to pass a counterfeit bill while being born Black.

That would be a real crime.
 
2021-10-25 11:28:30 AM  
I think if you attempt to misuse or steal,  in your lifetime, over what an average worker earns in a lifetime, say 30 years, you should get the death penalty.
 
2021-10-25 12:32:59 PM  

rightClick: Consider me shocked this person regularly gets away with financial fraud.  Boston Grand Prix?  That should be investigated too.


Gets away with?  C'mon, this guy pulls scams that are quickly noticed and caught.  He's even dumber than he looks.  The only part that baffles me is that the article makes no mention of any time served for the first two scams.  Maybe it's that this time he was scamming the feds instead of just the locals, or something.
 
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