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Florida Man Who Faked Presidential Pardon is Sentenced to Over 17 Years in Separate Murder-for-Hire Plot

A Florida man, already convicted on fraud charges, was sentenced Monday to more than 17 years behind bars in connection with a murder-for-hire plot, officials said.

Alexander Leszczynski’s sentence will be served consecutively with a 17 1/2-year sentence he received last month on fraud charges. In the fraud case, Leszczynski used fake religious organizations to apply for about $1.3 million in Payroll Protection Plan loans, prosecutors said.

After government investigators seized $337,000 from one of Leszczynski’s accounts, he “attempted to have it released by producing a fabricated pardon purportedly signed by former President Donald Trump,” the Department of Justice said.

Read the source article at CBS News

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