Connecticut State Rep. Resigns After Allegedly Pocketing $600,000 in COVID-19 Relief Funds-US News | The Epoch Times

Connecticut State Rep. Michael DiMassa, a Democrat, resigned Thursday following an investigation into allegations he misused more than $600,000 in COVID-19 relief funds. DiMassa sent the letter to the Secretary of State Thursday to end his role as representative of the 116th district immediately. “It is with deep regret that I hereby resign from the Office of State Representative of the 116th General Assembly effective immediately,” DiMassa wrote (pdf). The state representative has faced accusations of misappropriating more than $600,000 in COVID-19 relief funds to the state, according to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut. DiMassa surrendered to law enforcement on Oct. 20 following an investigation by the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, the FBI, and the Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to a press release from the state’s attorney’s office. He appeared before U.S. District Judge Sarah Merriam …

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