The original ‘Red Power Ranger’ arrested for COVID-related fraud

Who gave life between 1993 and 1995 to the original red Power Ranger, actor Austin St.John, was arrested last Thursday by the FBI for alleged ‘electronic’ fraud to the United States government. The TMZ medium He explained that the feds arrived at John’s house, located in McKinney (Texas) in the early hours of the morning.

About 18 people, including the actor, are accused of submitting fraudulent applications for Payment Protection Program (PPP) loans. This scheme was originally created to help small businesses that were affected by COVID-19.

international media They assure that those involved received a total of 16 loans that together add up to about 3.5 million dollars. The money was used, depending on the cause, for personal expenses of the beneficiaries. The specific cause of the arrest is that the group manipulated electronic documents to obtain the funds, TMZ published.

Found guilty, Austin St.John, who was originally going to be called Jason Lawrence Geiger, for 20 years in prison. According to his lawyer, the actor had not been aware of this situation. “We understand that Austin placed his faith, reputation and finances in the hands of third parties whose goals were selfish and ultimately manipulated and betrayed his trust,” one of his attorneys said.

The arrest of Austin St. John could stain the meeting of the original Power Rangers, entitled “Morphosis Amigos”, scheduled for 2023. At the moment, no one from the franchise has commented on the matter. And, perhaps, the resolution of the case should be awaited and what the actor’s image will look like after being accused of fraud.

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