Former Massachusetts senator arrested for $30K COVID unemployment fraud, lying on tax return

Posted on AllSides November 17th, 2023
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A former Massachusetts lawmaker was charged Friday for fraudulently collecting more than $30,000 in pandemic unemployment benefits and lying about his income on his 2021 tax return, federal prosecutors said. Former State Senator Dean Tran was indicted on 25 counts of wire fraud and three counts of filing false tax returns, the U.S. attorney’s office for Massachusetts said in a news release. Tran, a Republican who represented Worcester and Middlesex from 2017 to 2021, appeared in federal court in Boston on Friday and pleaded “absolutely not guilty” to all charges....

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