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MA Pizza Shop Owner Faces 40 Yrs Prison – Lied for PPP Loan, Bought Alpaca Farm

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Oh, the elusive Paycheck Protection Program, aka the PPP loan; some people got it, some didn’t. Some people have to pay it back, some don’t. As with all government-run programs, it’s doubtful that only the deserved and qualified received the loans. One such man lucky enough to beat the system at the time has now been caught.

Dana McIntyre, 57, lied about the number of employees he had in order to get a nice chunk of change, over $660,000 in federal COVID-19 relief funds. McIntyre is the owner of a Massachusetts pizza parlor but used some of the money to buy, and then stock, an alpaca farm in Vermont.

According to a released statement from the U.S. attorney’s office in Boston, McIntyre was arrested Tuesday and charged with wire fraud and money laundering.  In an email, McIntyre’s attorney wrote “my client denies the allegation and will have further comment at a later date.”

ABC News reports “in his application, he falsified an official tax form and claimed the pizza shop had almost 50 employees when records indicate it had fewer than 10, in an effort to inflate the size of the loan he was entitled to, authorities said.”

Once he obtained the money, “he sold the pizza shop and used the money to purchase and upgrade a farm in Vermont and buy several alpacas.” McIntyre “also bought two vehicles – including a 1950 Hudson – and weekly airtime for a cryptocurrency-themed radio show that he hosted, prosecutors said.” If convicted on the two charges, he faces up to forty years in prison and $750,000 in fines.

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Psaki Responds To Biden Calling Reporter A ‘Stupid Son Of A B****’

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On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary responded to Democrat President Joe Biden calling Fox News reporter Peter Doocy a “stupid son of a b****” for asking about the inflation crisis.

“The President, the President called Peter, and [Peter Doocy] confirmed this, so this is only why I’m speaking to this, and if you have private conversations with the president, I will assure you I’m not going to convey that on your behalf,” Psaki said. “But Peter spoke to this, the President called him, he conveyed to him that it was nothing personal man and also acknowledged that all of you are going to ask him a range of questions. So I think that speaks for itself.”

Biden called Doocy a “stupid son of a b****” after Doocy asked if the inflation crisis would hurt the Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections.

“Do you think inflation is a political liability for midterms?” Doocy asked.

“It’s a great asset, more inflation,” Biden responded. “What a stupid son of a b****.”

Doocy reacted to the incident in multiple interviews, revealing that Biden called him afterward and told him “it’s nothing personal, pal,” but Biden notably never apologized.

“When the president calls from the Oval Office and he says ‘it’s nothing personal, pal.’ And you know, I wasn’t particularly upset about what had happened anyway,” Doocy said on the Guy Benson Show. “I think that that’s enough just to kind of put it behind us. And I know now how much attention people pay to off-color comments like that from the president. But I think that he wanted to just clear the air and he wanted to address it, and he wanted to make sure that he didn’t that I didn’t think he was talking to me in a malicious way. And so it was a nice call. We talked for a couple of minutes right after I did Brett Baer show last night.”

“So the word ‘sorry’ was not expressed,” Guy said.

“It was not. But that’s OK,” Doocy replied.

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Biden’s Energy Secretary Violated Stock Disclosure Laws 9 Times Last Year

A spokeswoman for Granholm said that the late disclosures were the fault of a “clerical error”

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Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm sold shares of stock 9 times last year between April to October, but did not disclose the sales “within the legally required 45-day window, according to federal disclosure documents”, reports CNBC.

The shares of stock were worth up to $240,000. A spokeswoman for Granholm blamed a “clerical error” saying the secretary paid a late filing fee. Granholm did not file any of the 9 disclosures until December after legal deadlines for all had passed.

The STOCK Act has been in place since 2012, which “expanded the accountability and reporting requirements for financial holdings, both for members of Congress and high-level employees of the Executive Branch like Granholm” reports CNBC.

“The news of Granholm’s apparent violations comes at a time when stock sales by public officials and members of Congress are getting a fresh look” reports CNBC. “During the past week, several members of Congress, both Democrats and Republicans, have introduced or reintroduced legislation that would effectively ban lawmakers and their immediate family members from actively trading stocks while the member is in office.”

According to an analysis by Business Insider’s Dave Levinthal published earlier this month, a total of 54 members of Congress violated the STOCK Act rules just last year alone.

CNBC reports on the suspicious behavior of Granholm:

When President Joe Biden nominated her to be his energy secretary, Granholm signed a detailed Ethics Agreement in which she agreed to give up part-time jobs at the University of California and at CNN, step down from several boards, and sell millions of dollars worth of stock.

On March 22, she reported 23 stock sales, many of them blue-chip companies she had more than $10,000 of shares in.

A few months later in May, Granholm filed more transaction reports detailing how she had exercised stock options in the electric bus and battery company Proterra and then sold all her shares, worth between $1 million and $5 million, on May 24.

But in between the March blue chip sales and the May Proterra sale, Granholm made 6 of the 9 stock sales that didn’t get disclosed until December.

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