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Former Non-Profit Director Pleads Guilty To Covid Relief Fraud

(Portland, OR) -- A former director of a Portland non-profit has pleaded guilty to bank fraud related to Covid relief loans. Federal prosecutors say 62-year-old Theodore Johnson ran the Ten Penny International Housing Foundation since 2017. Johnson applied for three Paycheck Protection Program loans, along with an Oregon Cares Fund grant, using fake information about the non-profit and received nearly 308-thousand dollars. Johnson pleaded guilty and will be sentenced in March.

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