Florida man uses Covid relief funds to buy himself a new Lamborghini

Florida Man, America's most beloved super-hero, strikes again

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David T. Hines, 29, of Miami, Florida, was arrested and charged with fraudulently obtaining $3.9 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans through the CARES Act. The CARES Act, passed in March, was intended to provide up to $949 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses for job retention and other expenses impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Hines allegedly applied for $13.5 million in PPP loans on behalf of different companies, and was ultimately approved for $3.9 million through the program.

Lamborghini

Lamborghini

According to the US Department of Justice, Hines bought a brand new $318,000 Lamborghini Huracan literally days after receiving his loan. He even registered the car jointly in his name and in one of his companies. In case you haven't guessed it yet, they allege Hines did not use the funds for his companies's payroll payments for which the loans were intended. Authorities seized the Huracan and $3.4 million from Hines's bank account at the time of the arrest. He has been charged with one count of bank fraud, one count of making false statements to a financial institution, and one count of engaging in transactions in unlawful proceeds. Now some poor Lamborghini is sitting in an impound lot somewhere near Miami. Never change, Florida.

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  • I live in Florida and it’s an alternate universe, full to the brim, with some of the most bat shit crazy, red neck, con artist, scammers on the planet. Case in point? ... our fearless leader Donald Frump.

    I swear ... if you’re flipping through the channels and looking for weird, bizarre and steadfastly stupid ... just tune into any local tv affiliate in Florida and you will get hours of viewing pleasure.

    I’ve lived all over this country and Florida wins the prize. Apparently, there is some magnetic pull that attracts every freak show in the country down to the “sunshine state” where the heat and humidity is all it takes for these dolts to reach their moronic potential.

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    • I think I know of a few reasons FL can be crazy

      1. The ex con population is tremendous

      2. The amount of people incarcerated there is YUGE

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    • Your list is missing "bath salts" and "tax haven for the self-important 'money-makes-me-right' set," which don't necessarily go together, but do add significantly to the different varieties of "crazy" Florida Man has put on display...

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  • Perfect. Once you thought things couldn’t get weirder, this happens

      5 days ago
    • Maybe can smuggle us into Australia

        5 days ago
    • I don’t wanna go to Australia just to get bitten by a spider and kicked by a kangaroo in a Ute while eating shrimp on the barbie in the desert.

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  • Does that mean he isn’t coming on then?

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  • I like the fact that he didn’t think anyone would notice.

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  • Hopefully the Huracan doesn’t get crushed and gets donated to charity or something

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