An investigation by the state of Florida AG has found that street gangs fraudulently obtained funding from the Paycheck Protection Program and other COVID relief to buy drugs and guns.

At least six people created limited liability companies, or LLCs, solicited people through social media and in some cases stole identities to apply for PPP and SBA loans, then using the funds obtained to fund criminal enterprises. This included guns and drugs picked up from a marijuana farm in California and flown back to Orlando.

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