MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – An Orlando man has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for lying about damage caused by Hurricane Irma.
Steven Rembert, 49, of Orange County, was sentenced Monday in Orlando federal court, according to court records. He pleaded guilty in December to disaster assistance fraud.READ MORE: Retired Police Major Explains How Miami-Dade Officers Are Trained Not To Mix Up Handgun & Taser
In September 2017, Rembert falsified records concerning his primary residence when submitting an application for assistance to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to an indictment.READ MORE: With J&J's Single-Shot Paused, Medical Expert Says People Shouldn’t ‘Try To Skimp At This Stage’ When It Comes To 2nd Dose Of Pfizer Or Moderna
Hurricane Irma struck Florida in September 2017, causing about $50 billion in damage throughout the state.MORE NEWS: 'Bed Tax' Change Backed In Florida House
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