Criminal Gets 6 Years For Allegedly Using PPP Funds For Trump Resort Trip, Plastic Surgery

2/9/2023 by Brian Hamachek

Leslie Bethea, a woman from Surgoinsville, Tennessee, was sentenced to 6 years in federal prison for fraudulently obtaining coronavirus relief money and using it for personal luxuries. Bethea applied for a loan from the Payroll Protection Program, which she did receive, despite not being eligible. She used the funds to pay for a stay at the Trump Resort in Florida and for cosmetic surgery. She was also accused of making false statements to her probation officer, which is a violation of her supervised release. She has been ordered to pay close to $21,000 in restitution.

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