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https://www.boston.com/news/crime/2023/09/01/former-new-hampshistate-senator-covid-19-relief-loan/?p1=hp_featurestack

Former N.H. state senator accused of spending COVID-19 relief loan on luxury cars

According to the investigation, Sanborn fraudulently obtained $844,000 in funding from the Small Business Administration between December 2021 and February 2022.

By HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press
September 1, 2023 | 8:43 AM

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former state senator was accused Thursday of lying in order to get a COVID-19 relief loan for his casino and using the money to buy luxury cars for himself and his wife, a Republican leader in the New Hampshire House.

The allegations against former Sen. Andy Sanborn were announced by the attorney general’s office, which reviews the owners of charitable gaming businesses every five years. Sanborn owns the Concord Casino within The Draft Sports Bar and Grill in Concord and is seeking to open a much larger venue a few miles away, but the state lottery commission is now moving to permanently ban him from operating any such business.

In an email, Sanborn said he strongly disagrees with the commission’s findings and welcomes the chance to challenge them at a hearing.

“I have full confidence our actions were transparent and in complete accordance of the law,” he said.

In the meantime, federal authorities have been notified, and the state has begun a criminal investigation, said Attorney General John Formella. ...
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