A Florida resident is accused of defrauding the u.s. government by diverting aid related to the COVID-19, particularly for the buy a Lamborghini.
David T. Hines would have received over four million dollars that should help pay for their employees who have lost their jobs because of the pandemic.
Instead, the man was rather invested in a luxury car, but also in jewelry and clothing brand, reports the Miami Herald.
The police began investigating the suspect after he was involved in a hit-and-run in Miami last July 11.
The 29-year old man has appeared in the beginning of the week and has been released on bail. It must comply with several conditions pending his next scheduled appearance in October.
According to documents of the court, the young man would have filed seven applications with the organization giving assistance to small businesses for an amount of $ 13.5 million.
It would be that this money was used to pay its 70 employees, of which salaries accounted for $ 4 million.
The Bank of America, she has lent 3 984 $ 557 for the help.
However, the authorities have found that the companies ‘ expense David Hines does not exceed $ 200 000
“These so-called employees either did not exist or were earning a fraction of what Hines said in its requests,” can I read it on an affidavit.
The accused, however, has not spent the amount of money being lent, as there was more than 3.4 million dollars on its account at the end of the month of June according to the bank.
This is not the first time that David Hines has to do with the Miami police. In 2018, he had filed a complaint against his girlfriend and that he would have stolen a Lamborghini.
The vehicle was found some time later. Hines and the young woman had been arrested, including obstructing a police officer.