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Second in the series -- State and local governments support programs for people facing homelessness.

Many state and local governments have used money from the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) to expand the number of beds in shelters and support services, and create new programs to address the growing problem of homelessness. Read on to see how two states, two counties, and two cities are using these funds to address the challenges people experiencing homelessness face.

Lee’s Summit Business Owner Indicted for CARES Act Fraud Scheme

A Lee’s Summit, Mo., business owner has been indicted by a federal grand jury for spending more than $900,000 in federal COVID-19 business relief funds on personal real estate purchases and a Chevrolet Camaro.

Former KC Bank Manager Pleads Guilty to Facilitating Covid Fraud Scheme, Unemployment Benefits Fraud Scheme

A former bank branch manager in Kansas City, Mo., has pleaded guilty in federal court to accepting Kansas City Chiefs playoffs tickets and a new Chevrolet Tahoe in exchange for facilitating a $12.4 million Covid fraud scheme by a Jefferson City, Mo., business owner, as well as a separate fraud scheme to receive unemployment benefits.

St. Louis Man Admits $150,000 Pandemic Fraud

Demetrice Black admitted fraudulently applying for and receiving $150,000 in an Economic Injury Disaster Loan from the Small Business Administration during the coronavirus pandemic.

St. Louis Man Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for Aiding $666,656 in Pandemic Fraud

Jacob Eldridge solicited at least 20 friends and acquaintances to file fraudulent applications for Paycheck Protection Program loans.

Missouri Nonprofit Exec Accused of Multi-Million Dollar Student Meal Fraud

An indictment accuses Connie Bobo and New Heights Community Resource Center of fraudulently claiming to have served at least three million meals to children.

Former Reality Show Cast Member and St. Louis DJ Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Multiple Frauds

Brittish Williams admitted committing $564,000 worth of frauds including tax fraud, bank fraud, insurance fraud and three separate pandemic fraud schemes.

Six Defendants Indicted for $240,000 Covid Fraud Conspiracy

Six defendants have been indicted for their roles in a conspiracy that resulted in more than $240,000 in fraudulent Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans being issued under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Man Accused of $730,000 Pandemic Loan Fraud Appears in Federal Court in St. Louis

Mark Ethan Jermain received three loans totaling $730,550.

St. Peters, Missouri Woman Sentenced to 8 Months in Prison, Ordered to Repay $204,000 for Pandemic Fraud

Trashunda M. Harrison submitted a total of nine fraudulent applications for Paycheck Protection program loans.