Canadian Joshua Edwards asked the United States government to help his family’s ministry stay afloat when the pandemic hit. Edwards claimed the ministry, located in Florida, needed $6 million to pay more than 450 employees, according to court records. The U.S. government approved the PPP loan and even added to his initial ask, granting the family $8 million total. However, the application was a total fabrication. The ministry only had four employees, which were the members of the Edwards family. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC
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Family Ministry Scams U.S. Government Into Giving $8 Million In Covid Relief