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Fort Myers business owner faces new federal charges

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Posted at 4:21 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 16:30:46-04

FORT MYERS, Fla — A Fort Myers business owner faces new federal charges after being accused of using COVID-19 relief funds to buy a boat.

New charges against Casey Crowther, Target Roofing & Sheets Metal Inc, include bank fraud, making a false statement to a lending institution, and illegal monetary transactions.

United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announced it Thursday afternoon after a Federal Grand Jury had returned a superseding indictment.

Crowther could face up to 30 years in federal prison for each bank fraud and false statement count.

He could also face up to 10 years in prison for each illegal monetary transaction count.

According to the indictment, Crowther will also have to forfeit a 2020 40-foot catamaran, real property in St. James City, Florida, and $2,098,700.

Investigators believe these are all proceeds of the offenses, and the property was involved in the illegal monetary transaction.

On September 23rd, a federal grand jury had indicted Crowther for the COVID relief fraud.

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