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First in the series -- State and local government pilot programs.

State and local governments are using money from the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) to experiment with new pilot programs that tackle issues arising from the pandemic. Here are examples of pilot programs from Connecticut and Iowa, Milwaukee and Orange counties, and San José and Washington, D.C. as described in the recipients’ SLFRF Recovery Plans submitted to the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Iowa Custom Cattle Farmer Pleads Guilty to Livestock Theft and COVID-19 Fraud

Justice Department Announces Results of Nationwide COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Action

The Justice Department announced today the results of a coordinated, nationwide enforcement action to combat COVID-19 fraud, which included 718 enforcement actions – including federal criminal charges against 371 defendants – for offenses related to over $836 million in alleged COVID-19 fraud.

Cedar Rapids Man Sentenced for Possessing a Firearm as a Drug User

A man who possessed a firearm as an illegal user of a controlled substance was sentenced today to more than three years in federal prison. Jacques Simpson, age

Former Human Resources Manager Sentenced to Federal Prison for Defrauding Employer

Woodward Man Sentenced to Prison for COVID-19 Fraud Offenses

DES MOINES, IA – A Woodward man was sentenced on Thursday, October 20, 2022, to 12 months and one day in prison for wire fraud and false statements to the United States Small Business Association (SBA).

Second Man Sentenced to Federal Prison in Paycheck Protection Program Fraud Scheme

Hampton, Iowa Woman Pleads Guilty to COVID-19 Related Unemployment Fraud

Virginia Man Pleads Guilty in Paycheck Protection Program Money Laundering Scheme