Coronavirus

Florida blimp magnate pleads guilty to stealing nearly $8 million in US pandemic aid

An international blimp magnate in north-central Florida will be sentenced in January in federal court after he pleaded guilty to defrauding the federal government of nearly $8 million in relief aid meant to help average Americans during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to court records. Executive Patrick P. …

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Nonprofit organizations in Gainesville awarded more than $6M in federal funds

The Gainesville City Commission on Thursday voted to accept funding recommendations for allocating millions of federal dollars for local nonprofit organizations. The Community Foundation of North Central Florida’s board of directors evaluation team provided the recommendations to the commission. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), which President Joe …

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