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Why was Jackson State Player Abdul Malik McClain Arrested? Charges Explained




Abdul Malik McClain Arrested: Why was Jackson State Player Abdul Malik McClain Arrested? Charges Explained: A Jackson State University Football player has been arrested for allegedly devising a Covid-19 related fraud scheme, in a statement which he gave on Tuesday, the Justice Department has stated that Abdul Malik McClain surrendered to the authorities on Monday in Los Angeles and he arraigned in a District Court. According to the indictment, McClain is accused of organizing and assisting a group of other Football players in filing fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits, McClain is at the age of 22, he has been charged with ten counts of mail fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft. Follow More Update On

Jackson State Player Abdul Malik McClain Arrested

Abdul Malik McClain Arrested

There have been claims which have been filed with California’s Employment Development Department (EDD), which contained a piece of false information about the Football players prior to pandemic-related jobs loss, employment, and job-seeking efforts in the state. The indictment also alleges that false statements in the UI application led EDD to authorize Bank of America in order to mail debit cards to the Football players.

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The players would use the debit cards to make cash withdrawals at ATMs and to fund personal expenses, which McClain would seek a cut from players he helped file fraudulent UI applications, according to the statement. The false claims also induced EDD to authorize Bank of America to issue debit cards that are in the names of the claimants.

Jackson State Player Abdul Malik McClain Arrested

During the summer of 2020, McClain caused at least three dozen fraudulent applications to be filed with EDD, with those fraudulent applications seeking at least $903,688 in PUA benefits and leading the EDD to payout at least $227,736. If they are going to be convicted, McClain is going to face up to 20 years in prison for each mail fraud count and two years in prison for aggravated theft count.

McClain has pleaded not guilty to the charges for each mail fraud count and two years on a $20,000 bond, the trial is going to stand in February 2022, this has been stated by DOJ. There are going to be further details on the story in the coming days and weeks, we are going to be on our toes in order to provide you with further details as soon as something comes under our radar.

The case has gotten the attention of so many people, the case is in the eyes of the public the courts are going to come up with further revelations in the story, we are going to be back with the updates.



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