Man charged with fraudulently claiming $9 million in virus relief — and gambling it away in Vegas!

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California man accused of gambling away COVID relief funds in Vegas

Los Angeles (AFP) – A California man was arrested and ordered held without bond on Thursday for fraudulently obtaining some $9 million in coronavirus relief funds and using some of the money to gamble in Las Vegas.

Andrew Marnell, 40, a resident of the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles, allegedly submitted a number of fraudulent loan applications in relation to the coronavirus pandemic and obtained millions in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds.

 

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