Coppell man charged with scamming $17 million in PPP money to buy luxury cars and homes

Federal investigators say a Coppell man fraudulently applied for dozens of federal stimulus PPP grants and received more than $17 million that he spent buying real estate and luxury cars such as a Bentley and a Corvette.



Government prosecutors have now charged dozens of people with fraudulently receiving grants from the Payroll Protection Program.


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Government prosecutors have now charged dozens of people with fraudulently receiving grants from the Payroll Protection Program.

A coalition of federal agencies charged Dinesh Sah, 55, of Coppell, with applying for $24.8 million in PPP loans for 15 businesses that claimed to have more than 500 employees, but in fact, many of the businesses were registered after the CARES Act was passed and did not have any employees, according to court documents detailing the indictment.

“Mr. Sah exploited this terrible pandemic for personal gain – and he should be held accountable to the American people for that behavior,” said U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox in

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Oregon man saves homes, hatchery during Holiday Farm Fire

As the flames of the Holiday Farm Fire moved in, many different heroes raced to save the Leaburg Hatchery. But not all those heroes were trained firefighters.

EUGENE, Ore. — Sometimes it takes just a few words jotted down on a piece of paper to start a story. This one starts with a few words jotted down by Robb Maris on a note left the day the Holiday Farm Fire swept through.

“I did the best I could to keep the advancing fire way from these structures,” Maris said as he walked through the hatchery homes pointing to the scorch marks on the buildings and ground.

“I was just some random resident,” he said.

But on the night of Sept. 8, Maris was anything but just a random resident. He was a hero as he battled back the flames of the Holiday Farm Fire burning along the McKenzie River east

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Meet the man who tells Californians their homes have burned down

  • Wildfires have burned more than 3 million acres of land in Northern California since the start of the year.
  • One volunteer, Dan Ryant, has been driving from neighborhood to neighborhood and livestreaming footage of burnt houses so evacuated residents can see if their houses survived the blazes.
  • His footage is sometimes heartbreaking for survivors to see, but gives them “a jump-start on rebuilding and facing their future.”
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Since January, California wildfires have already burned more than 3 million acres, an area about half the size of Hawaii.

Thousands of properties are in the paths of the fires, and with many residents having evacuated, they often must wait days or weeks to find out if their homes survived.

Enter Dan Ryant. For three years, the Northern California man has trekked through neighborhoods devastated by fires with camera in hand, streaming the wreckage

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30-Year-Old Man Who Hasn’t Had a Girlfriend in 10 Years Puts Himself up For Sale on Facebook



a dog looking at the camera: Source: Alan Ian Clayton/Facebook


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Dating and relationships are hard and one is bound to experience hopelessness and frustration when looking for an ideal partner. One such lonely soul is a 30-year-old man from UK’s Northamptonshire who says he hasn’t had a date in a decade! Fed up of the same, Alan Clayton decided to try something unconventional and ended up putting himself up for sale on Facebook in a desperate search for a girlfriend. In the ad posted on September 10, Alan listed himself as ‘free’ and in a ‘good/used condition’ after having no luck with traditional dating apps. On Facebook, the advert read: ‘Hello there ladies. I’m Alan. I’m 30 years old. I’m looking for a lovely lady to talk to, maybe more, as I got a few weddings to go to and don’t want to go alone. Lol. I tried
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Woman arrested after 60-year-old man stabbed to death in Hamilton

HAMILTON—A 60-year-old Hamilton man is dead after being stabbed outside a Cannon Street East variety store Sunday night.

The victim has been identified as Zoran Benasich, said Det. Sgt. Steve Bereziuk of the major crime unit.

Melena Pheasant, 36, was arrested near the scene and is facing a charge of second-degree murder.

Hamilton police were called for a “person down” outside a Big Bee convenience store at 440 Cannon St. E., at Wentworth Street North, just after 10 p.m. Sunday, Bereziuk said.

Police were nearby on an unrelated call and got to the scene within a minute, he said. Officers found the victim with obvious trauma, stabbed in the parking lot, outside his Hummer.

Witnesses on scene pointed out a woman who was “attempting to leave the area,” Bereziuk said. She was quickly arrested.

The Hamilton Spectator has confirmed that Pheasant posted a series of short videos on YouTube on

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Joe Biden-Inspired ‘Will You Shut Up, Man’ Website Domain Is on Sale for $175,000

Joe Biden’s “will you shut up, man?” line from the first presidential debate on Tuesday night could prove very profitable, with someone trying to earn $175,000 by selling the standout quote as a domain.



a person in a suit and tie: President Donald Trump and former Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speak during the first presidential debate at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, 2020, in Cleveland, Ohio.


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President Donald Trump and former Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speak during the first presidential debate at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, 2020, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Biden’s retort came as he became agitated by President Donald Trump’s interruptions. While discussing the Supreme Court, Biden was struggling to be heard over Trump’s interruptions. Biden snapped and told Trump “will you shut up, man?”, before calling his Republican rival a clown.

The “shut up” remark was popular with supporters of Biden and critics of Trump, with some viewers frustrated at the disordered nature of the debate which led moderator Chris Wallace to face heavy criticism for

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Man puts himself up for sale on Facebook after struggling on dating apps

A man listed himself on Facebook in an attempt to find a girlfriend after failing to find love on dating apps.

Alan Clayton, 30, described himself as “free” and in “good condition” on the items for sale page – an unusual attempt which has left his inbox brimming with prospective matches.

The lorry driver, from Kettering, has only been on one date so far, which sadly didn’t work out, but hopes the novel approach will attract more Northants-based singletons.

After seeing his friends settle down and get married, he now wants this for himself, and admits he hasn’t had a girlfriend since school.

He put himself out there on social media. (SWNS)

Speaking about his decision, Clayton explains: “I’ve tried conventional apps like Tinder and Plenty of Fish but nothing has really happened so I went to sign up to e-Harmony.

“They asked me lots of questions and I

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RCMP charge Ontario man with falsely claiming involvement in terrorism

OTTAWA—The RCMP has arrested and charged an Ontario man with falsely claiming to have committed terrorist acts.

The national police force says the criminal charge against Shehroze Chaudhry, 25, stems from numerous media interviews in which he described travelling to Syria in 2016 to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and committing acts of extremism.

The Mounties say the Burlington, Ont., man’s interviews were published in multiple media outlets, aired on podcasts and featured in a television documentary, raising public safety concerns.

Chaudhry is charged with a Criminal Code offence of perpetrating a hoax related to terrorist activity.

He is to appear in court in Brampton, Ont., on Nov. 16. RCMP Supt. Christopher deGale says hoaxes can generate fear and create the illusion there is a potential threat to Canadians.

“As a result, the RCMP takes these allegations very seriously, particularly when individuals, by their actions, cause

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Single man lists himself as ‘item for sale’ on Facebook in hope of finding love



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A  single man has taken a novel route to finding a date after deciding that dating apps weren’t working for him.

30-year-old Alan Clayton from Kettering listed himself in the Items for Sale section on Facebook, with the description “free” and in a “good/used condition”.

Clayton told SWNS: “I’ve tried conventional apps like Tinder and Plenty of Fish but nothing has really happened so I went to sign up to e-Harmony.

“They asked me lots of questions and I suddenly thought why don’t I just advertise myself online on a bargain adverts page.”

Since Clayton shared the ad on 10 September it has been shared thousands of times and his inbox has been flooded with messages. 

“I was up past midnight reading all of the messages of support from people. I’ve had women show some interest but it has not really led to anything,”

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Man killed when I-480 highway sign fell on truck identified as vice president of A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A 62-year-old man who died after an Interstate 480 highway sign fell on his pick-up truck was Daniel Ripepi, vice president of A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes, his family confirmed.

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Ripepi died in the crash that happened about 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the westbound lanes of I-480 at the State Road exit in Cleveland, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

State Highway Patrol said a white 2015 Western Star dump truck with the bed raised struck the highway sign that extended over three lanes of traffic.

The sign collapsed and fell on Ripepi’s gray 2019 Ford F-150 in one of the highway’s middle lanes, State Highway Patrol said.

Troopers did not say if the dump truck driver suffered any injuries, if the driver stopped or if they face potential charges.

The crash is still under investigation.

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