Woman gets time served for helping felon with fraud

Mobile woman gets time served for helping felon with CARES Act fraud

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Key Facts

  • “Earl’s cooperation substantially assisted the United States in that she provided information relating to CARES Act fraud cases (specifically, Paycheck Protection Program matters),” The U.S.
  • Earl pleaded guilty in November to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, admitting that she helped Demetrius “Demetric” Richardson with his application to the program created by Congress when it passed the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in 2020.
  • Richardson, who has a pending murder charge in Mobile County Circuit Court, has pleaded guilty to the wire fraud conspiracy charge and awaits sentencing in June.
  • Court records show that he applied for funds under the program in April 2021, about eight months after his release from federal prison, where he served a drug sentence.

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