Saugerties man arrested for $5 million fraudulent coronavirus claim

“Small businesses have suffered devastating losses during the coronavirus pandemic, and the FBI will not tolerate anyone who steals the funding designed to be a lifeline for those businesses,” said FBI special agent Thomas F. Redford in an announcement of fraud charges against Saugerties resident Jean R. Lavanture, a.k.a. Rudy Lavanture . . .

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