R.I. man pleads guilty in multistate COVID-relief fraud scheme

PROVIDENCE – A Rhode Island man on Monday pleaded guilty to filing fraudulent applications for COVID-19 unemployment relief funds in at least eight states, said U.S. Attorney Zachary A. Cunha. Courtney Hilaire, 29, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, 14 counts of wire fraud, two counts of aggravated identity theft, conspiracy to possess…

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