Florida lawyer headed to prison after bilking government out of $7.2 million to buy luxury mansion

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After being tracked down overseas, a Florida lawyer is headed to prison for over eight years after pleading guilty to wire-fraud and identity-theft charges that nettedhim $7.2 million in government funds. According to Marketwatch, Don Cisternino, 47, of Chuluota, Florida was facing eviction from his apartment when he came up with a scheme to bilk the U.S. government out of COVID-19 relief funds, that allowed him to then purchase a 12,500-square-foot mansion and a fleet of luxury cars — before he had to go the lam after his theft was investigated. The report notes that Cisternino “claimed he h…

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