McEachin announces $2.8 million in grants to combat COVID-19

donald mceachinCongressman A. Donald McEachin, D-Va., announced $10,832,775 in funding from the Department of Justice to fight coronavirus scams, price-gouging and other illegal activities directed at vulnerable communities in Virginia – particularly the elderly.

“The impact of the coronavirus ripples throughout our communities. Family members and friends are ill and dying; jobs are lost, businesses closed, and social opportunities non-existent,” McEachin said. “Moreover, there are negative consequences that are not so apparent – the opportunities to defraud people, to artificially inflate prices on essential goods, to entice vulnerable Virginians to enter scams, leaving them even more destitute. I am so pleased to see this additional funding which will assist our law enforcement community in protecting Virginians and fighting these deleterious impacts.”

 


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