Ex-Florida lawmaker behind the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law pleads guilty to COVID relief fraud


Former Florida lawmaker Joseph Harding has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges related to COVID-19 relief funds. The 35-year-old is scheduled for sentencing in July.

Joseph Harding, who resigned after his December indictment, pled guilty in federal court to wire fraud, money laundering and making false statements on small business loans.

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