Houston man gets $1.6 million in coronavirus relief, spends it on cars and strip clubs

From KHOU:

A Houston man is in big trouble with the feds who say he spent $1.6 million in COVID-19 relief funds on a $200,000 luxury vehicle, a fancy truck and other items.

Lee Price III, 29, was arrested on charges of making false statements to a financial institution, wire fraud, bank fraud and engaging in unlawful monetary transactions.

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U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick said Price cooked up a scheme to submit fraudulent applications for the Paycheck Protection Program loans.

The loans were intended to help businesses continue to pay employees during the pandemic.

Instead, Price bought a Lamborghini Uras, a Ford-350 pickup, real estate, a Rolex and other luxury items, according to Patrick.

He also allegedly spent thousands at strip clubs and other Houston night clubs.

Story source: KHOU

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