A Georgia guy has been sentenced to 36 months in jail — 3 years — after the usage of COVID-19 reduction cash to buy a unprecedented Charizard Pokémon card. The Division of Justice (DOJ) introduced the sentencing in a information free up issued Monday.
The person, 31-year-old Vinath Oudomsine, used to be awarded an Financial Damage Crisis Mortgage (EIDL) for $85,000 after claiming to possess a small industry that supported 10 staff. Those loans have been created as a part of Congress’ pandemic reduction plan, and supposed for use for companies to pay staff and hire.
As soon as Oudomsine were given the cash, on the other hand, the DOJ stated he used $57,789 of it to shop for a first-edition, shadowless and holographic Charizard card with a 9.5 gem mint score. A card matching this description, for a similar value, used to be offered on the PWCC market in overdue December.
U.S. district courtroom pass judgement on Dudley H. Bowen additionally ordered Oudomsine to pay $10,000 on most sensible of the $85,000 in restitution and 3 years in jail. He’ll have 3 years of “supervised free up” after the 3 years in jail. Oudomsine has additionally agreed to show the Charizard card over to prosecutors.