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sebastian-pichler-bAQH53VquTc-unsplash-300x200The Georgia Department of Revenue has reportedly ended its practice of using funds seized in criminal investigations through civil asset forfeiture and returned $2.1 million to the Office of the State Treasurer.

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the department made the change after the publication reported that the Revenue Department’s Office of Special Investigations had spent millions of dollars seized in criminal investigations on frivolous purchases, including expensive gym equipment, engraved firearms, clothings, and personal items. By its own accounting, the office spent $2.9 million of this money over the past four years.

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dmitry-demidko-eBWzFKahEaU-unsplash-300x200Authorities in Atlanta announced the arrest of Maurice Fayne, who stars in Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, for allegedly misusing funds he obtained from a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan he received for his business.

Fayne, 37, was charged with bank fraud. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.

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sebastian-pichler-bAQH53VquTc-unsplash-300x200The Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached a settlement of its civil forfeiture case against Khadem al-Qubaisi, an Emirati businessman who allegedly misappropriated billions from a Malaysian investment development fund and laundered the money in the U.S. by buying high-end properties.

1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) is an investment development fund created by the Malaysian government to promote economic development in Malaysia through direct foreign investments and international partnerships. Its funds were intended to be used for improving the lives of the Malaysian people.

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pexels-photo-209224-300x200Authorities in Tallahassee, FL, have announced the arrest of Wakulla County Property Appraiser Brad Harvey for allegedly using his office credit card to make more than $27,000 in fraudulent charges and illegally paying himself more than $176,000 over the course of three years.

Harvey, 45, was charged with two counts of organized scheme to defraud. He is being held in Wakulla County Jail. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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pexels-photo-48604-300x191A physician’s assistant at a Loxahatchee hospital has been arrested for allegedly stealing medical supplies.

Rhoderick Manhattan, 46, was charged with larceny of emergency equipment and grand theft of emergency medical equipment during a state of emergency. He was taken to Palm Beach County Jail on Friday and was later released on $15,000 bond. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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