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Non-Profit Director Sentenced For Fraud

(Portland, OR) -- A former Portland-area nonprofit director will spend the next 15 months in federal prison for stealing Covid relief funds. 62-year-old Theodore Johnson was sentenced Thursday, for stealing more than 321-thousand dollars in federal funds intended to help small businesses during the pandemic. According to court documents, Johnson submitted fraudulent applications on behalf the Ten Penny International Housing Foundation, to obtain PPP loans from banks, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the Oregon Cares Fund. Johnson was also ordered to pay back the money.

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