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Las Vegas Man Charged In $2M Federal Virus Relief Fraud Case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a Nevada man with fraudulently obtaining about $2 million in federal coronavirus relief aid, meant for small businesses, to buy luxury vehicles and condominiums in Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that the U.S. attorney's office in Nevada accused Jorge Abramovs with bank fraud after he allegedly applied for funding to at least seven banks between April and June 2020.

Abramovs was ordered remanded in custody on Friday during a detention hearing. A defense lawyer assigned to represent Abramovs didn't immediately respond to an emailed request by The Associated Press for comment on his behalf.