The feds allege that a Miami man fraudulently received millions of dollars, bought Lamborghini with money to alleviate the coronavirus

MIAMI – A South Florida man is accused of buying a Lamborghini with some of the millions of dollars he accepted from the US government intended to help small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.

Prosecutors on Monday announced the arrest of David Hines on federal charges after they said he fraudulently applied for federal aid, and then went shopping when the funds were awarded.

It’s an interesting twist after the same man told Christina Vazquez of Local 10 News earlier this month that COVID-19 was a hoax.

“It’s so ridiculous that I don’t know if I can participate in this madness,” said Hines. “Due to this non-existent pandemic.”

He actually ended up facing fines from the Miami police for not wearing a mask. The full history of Local 10 can be seen in the tweet below:

Now, federal prosecutors say Hines, 29, has borrowed more than $ 13 million in loans from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPE), which was created to help small businesses pay their employees, rents, and bills.

Authorities said Hines received about $ 4 million, claiming to be the head of four different companies: Unified Relocation Solutions, Promaster Movers, Cash In Holdings and We Pack Moving.

Investigators said they didn’t even find websites for those companies, but that Hines lied about paying millions on the payroll and filed false tax documents.

As soon as Hines was awarded his nearly $ 4 million in loans, he started spending it. Not on his alleged companies, but on dating, jewelry, clothing websites, at Miami Beach resorts, and he dropped more than $ 300,000 in a 2020 Lamborghini Huracan.

Since then, authorities have confiscated the car, along with $ 3.4 million from his bank accounts.

Local 10 News learned that Hines is now his home, using an ankle monitor. She is charged with one count of making false statements to a financial institution, and one count of engaging in illegal profit transactions.

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