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Suspect Sentenced For COVID-Relief Theft

(Portland, OR) -- A Portland man will spend nearly two years in federal prison for getting a fraudulent COVID relief loan. Benjamin Tifekchian created a company called Bencho Jewelry and claimed it had 78 employees. He got 884-thousand dollars in Paycheck Protection Program funding. He used the money for gambling, vacations and other personal expenses. Tifekchian pleaded guilty to the charges.

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