More than 400 charged for COVID Relief fraud

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WASHINGTON (CNN) — Hundreds are facing charges for crimes related to the Federal COVID Relief programs.

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the charges Friday. A total of 474 people are accused of fraud after investigators found more than half-a-billion dollars taken from relief programs.

So far, DOJ prosecutors have only charged 120 people who they say targeted the Paycheck Protection Program. Prosecutors have also charged more than 140 people for unemployment insurance fraud since the start of the pandemic.

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