Cops: Scammer Steals $400k+ From Federal Government
Authorities say Edward Porta was a textiles trader who devised a plan to profit from government assistance programs designed to help small businesses. But cops allege that Porta stole more than $400,000 from the USDA, and as a result, a whole industry was punished.
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Hair (Color, Description, Facial Hair):
- Porta's hair is beginning to gray.
- Porta walked away from a prision in Lee County, Va. Police believe he could be anywhere in the United States or Latin America.
Porta was last seen during the morning prisoner count at the United States Penitentiary Lee County satellite camp.
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Last updated April 7, 2009