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Vista Man sentenced to nearly five years in prison for fraudulently obtaining more than $300,000 in benefits related to the coronavirus pandemic | USAO-SDCA

SAN DIEGO—Darris Cotton of Vista was sentenced today in federal court to 57 months in jail for submitting false claims for unemployment benefits to the California Department of Employment Development (EDD). As of July and August 2020, Cotton submitted at least sixteen fraudulent unemployment claims using other people’s names, dates of birth, and social security numbers. The United States Department of Labor funds unemployment benefits, but the administration of benefits is overseen by the EDD. To be eligible for benefits, a person must submit an application with their name, date…

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Auction items 

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s gold court collar and other items fetch nearly $517,000 at auction

A gold judicial necklace made of glass beads that belonged to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been auctioned for $176,775. The piece was part of a collection of approximately 75 Ginsburg items that were sold to benefit charity. In total, bidders paid nearly $517,000 for items in the online auction which ended on Friday. Sunday marks the second anniversary of the liberal icon’s death at 87. The judicial collar was the item with the highest purchase price, and its sale marks the first time that one of the…

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