• Prosecutors say Michael Moller posed as a lawyer to steal money from fellow inmates in Rhode Island.
  • Moller perpetrated this scheme while awaiting sentencing for defrauding the government out of $699,251 in PPP loans.
  • Prosecutors say Moller’s actions in jail show he’s “incapable of stopping himself from defrauding others.”

Prosecutors said a Rhode Island man posed as a lawyer to steal money from fellow inmates while he awaited sentencing for defrauding the government out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal coronavirus relief loans.

Michael C. Moller, 42, was sentenced to nearly 7 years in prison on Tuesday for defrauding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was designed to loan money to businesses forced to temporarily close due to the coronavirus pandemic so that they could continue to pay their employees. 

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