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Texan sentenced in CARES Act unemployment fraud scheme

U.S. Attorney’s Office – Southern District of Texas, May 4, 2021

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A 29-year-old Corpus Christi man has been ordered to federal prison after he admitted to devising a scheme to fraudulently misappropriate $255,052 in unemployment benefits meant for those suffering financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.

William Cleveland Peck pleaded guilty Oct. 22, 2020.

Today, U.S. District Judge David S. Morales ordered him to serve a 41-month sentence to be immediately followed by three years of supervised release.

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