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Former Kansas lawmaker convicted of COVID-19 relief fraud


December 23, 2022

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas state lawmaker was found guilty by a federal jury Wednesday of 12 felonies for lying on applications for federal COVID-19 relief.

Federal prosecutors said Wichita Republican Michael Capps, 44, filed forms inflating the number of employees he had at two businesses and a sports foundation, and then applied for loans to pay the nonexistent employees. A federal grand jury indicted Capps in September 2021 and he pleaded not guilty.

The Wichita Eagle reported that Capps was found guilty of three counts of making false statements on loan applications, one cou...

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