Florida: Six years in jail for businessman who paid for Lamborghini with coronavirus aid

Florida: Six years in jail for businessman who paid for Lamborghini with coronavirus aid

David Hines, accused of fraudulently obtaining $ 3.9 million in federal aid for companies affected by the covid-19 and use part of the money to buy a Lamborghini car, he was sentenced to more than six years in jail by a judge from Miami.

The 29-year-old mover was arrested in July 2020 and had pleaded guilty last February to one count of bank fraud, another of false statement to a financial institution, and a third for illegal profit transactions.

According to a statement from the Justice Department, in addition to what he did for his benefit, Hines helped others obtain the same loans that he fraudulently benefited from.

The judge in charge of your case ordered as part of the sentence that you return the Lamborghini Hurricane valued at $ 318,000 and the rest of the money he received in loans from the State.

According to the information provided by the Prosecutor’s Office when he was arrested, Hines requested the non-refundable credits of the Salary Protection Program (PPP) on behalf of various companies to allegedly pay the wages of his workers during the shutdown of activities due to the pandemic .

He apparently applied for PPP grants of up to $ 13.5 million on behalf of different companies, and through Bank of America he was able to disburse $ 3.9 million.

But he raised suspicions and an investigation discovered that he had not paid any salary but had paid money for the purchase of luxury items and for stays in hotels in Miami Beach.