Criminal Law

Instagram Influencer Pleads Guilty to $1.5 Million COVID-19 Relief Scheme

A Miami-based social media influencer has pleaded guilty to obtaining more than $1 million in stolen COVID-19 relief money to fund her lavish lifestyle that included chartering a private jet and rental of a luxury apartment, prosecutors said Monday.

Danielle Miller, 32, pleaded guilty to three counts of wire fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft.

Miller was arrested in May of last year and accused of devising a scheme to fraudulently obtain pandemic-related relief loans intended for small businesses and unemployment assistance. The scheme ran from around July 2020 through May 2021, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston said.

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