A failed Mayoral candidate out of Ohio, who was charged this week in a Covid-19 fraud case, faces more than 30 years in prison.
Kelly Prather â€“ the Democrat out of Cincinnati â€“ allegedly requested to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars from Federal Pandemic Relief funds after lying on her applications.
According to federal prosecutors, Prather applied for six paycheck protection program loans â€” one for each of the six businesses she claimed to own.
She asked for $600,000 but only received about $19,000.
According to court documents, Prather spent more than $8,000 on personal expenses, at places like Krispy Kreme, Kroger, Staples, and Park Place Restaurant.
In addition, an ex-boyfriend told special agents Prather gave him a check for $8,000 for payment on a house she previously purchased and put in his name.
Prather stands charged with bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, making false statements, making false statements in connection to credit or loan applications and false representation of a social security number.