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Mayor Jason Lary Charged in Alleged Misuse of CARES Act Federal Funds

WSBTV Reports today November 10th @ 11:57 that Mayor Jason Lary faces federal charges. Keep reading.

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary and bookkeeper Lania Boone were in federal court Wednesday for charges related to the alleged misuse of the CARES Act funds.
Lary came under fire earlier this year about the alleged mismanagement of $6 million in COVID-19 relief funds. At the time, he had called the investigation political.

An internal investigation alleged poor record keeping, misuse and a possible kickback scheme in Stonecrest’s program to distribute funds it received last year from the federal CARES Act program. A 60-page internal report on the investigation suggests money may have been inappropriately funneled to entities with close ties to city officials and employees, and that employees entered contracts and distributed funds without the necessary approval from the City Council or city manager.

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