While many Americans took their COVID-19 relief funds to pay bills or feed their family, one Florida man decided to go on a buying extravaganza with his $4 million in Payroll Protection aid, buying luxury jewelry, clothing, beach resorts and even a Lamborghini.
Now David Hines of Miami is being charged with bank fraud and more after federal authorities say he was supposed to use the money to fund his payroll.
A Florida man received millions in coronavirus aid. He used it to buy a Lamborghini, prosecutors say. https://t.co/7CC2f2gl9R
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 28, 2020
Hines is familiar with authorities. A week prior to his spending spree he received a $100 fine for violating Miami’s mask ordinance. When WSVN interviewed him about the fine, he coincidentally complained that most of the $2 trillion in PPP loans “went to big corporations.”
What do you have to say to Hines for blowing through $4 million in federal aid while the average American struggles to get by during the pandemic?