Several people in the United States fraudulently received the COVID-19 insurance provided by the government as social assistance, and many spent that money on things other than basic elements. That is the case of Austin St. John, the interpreter of the power ranger red in the original series.
US Attorney Brit Featherston and the Justice Department announced the arrests of 18 people, including St. John, for conspiracy to commit wire fraud in a press release Wednesday.
St. John, 47, was detained by authorities at his home on Thursday morning, reports TMZ.
Austin St. John, the actor who played the original Red Ranger on the series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from the 1990s.
One of the defendants, Michael Hill, is alleged to have recruited the other individuals to use an existing business or to create a business in order to apply for Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program funds, the loan program that was designed to keep businesses afloat during the COVID-19 crisis.