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WICHITA, Kan. – A former Kansas state representative was indicted by a federal grand jury on Thursday on 19 counts of COVID-19 relief fraud and money laundering, prosecutors said.

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Michael Capps, 43, of Wichita, was charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Kansas, The Wichita Eagle reported. The indictment accuses Capps of submitting false and fraudulent documents so that he could receive $450,000 in COVID-19 business recovery funds, the newspaper reported.

According to court documents, Capps is the owner and/or majority owner of Midwest Business Groups, LLC and Krivacy, LLC, the Eagle reported. Court documents also indicate he is a member of the Fourth and Long Foundation.

Capps’ business partner, former Wichita City Council member James Clendenin, is not named in the indictment, according to the newspaper.

According to court documents, Capps is accused of submitting false and fraudulent documents on behalf of the companies to the Small Business Administration for Economic Injury Disaster Loans, to the Kansas Department of Commerce for Small Business Working Capital grants, and to Sedgwick County for a Sedgwick County Cares grant, KSN reported.

Capps also allegedly sent false documents to Emprise Bank in Wichita to receive a Payroll Protection Program loan, according to the television station.

According to the indictment, Capps was charged with one count of making false statements to a bank for a PPP loan, one count of bank fraud in connection with a PPP loan, three counts of false statement to the SBA for EIDL loans, three counts of wire fraud in connection with EIDL loans from the SBA, two counts of wire fraud in connection with grants from the Kansas Department of Commerce, one count of wire fraud in connection with a grant from Sedgwick County, and eight counts of money laundering.

Capps’ companies and nonprofit fraudulently obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars from the SBA, the Eagle reported. Krivacy received $149,900, Midwest Business Group received $114,700, and Fourth and Long received $84,400, according to the indictment.

Capps, a one-term Republican, served as District 85′s state representative from 2018 to 2020, according to the Eagle.

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