Florida man buys Lamborghini, Rolex watches, other cool stuff with Covid relief funds. Investigators say a Florida man and his accomplices fraudulently filed for $4.2 million dollars in aid for COVID-19. Problem is, the man and his crew didn’t need any of it.
Federal prosecutors say 27-year-old Valesky Barosy bought millions of dollars in luxury items with the proceeds from the scam, such as a new Lamborghini Huracan, a Rolex watch and many other expensive things. Among the merchandise were clothes by Louis Vuitton and Chanel. Detectives say the south Florida man teamed up with several other people to defraud the government for approximately $4.2 million dollars in pandemic relief, eventually winding up with approximately $2.1 million.
The payments were intended to help business owners continue to pay their employees throughout the crisis. The man faces several charges, such as five counts of wire fraud, three counts of money laundering and identity theft. The government doesn’t take kindly to such things. If the man is convicted of the charges, he faces 132 years in prison.