Day: May 14, 2020

Massachusetts Rep. David Nangle arrested for financial fraud, had gambling debts: FBI, IRS

Massachusetts Rep. David Nangle arrested for financial fraud, had gambling debts: FBI, IRS originally appeared on abcnews.go.com

When he wasn’t conducting state business as the longtime elected representative of communities north of Boston, David Nangle frequented casinos throughout New England, accumulating so much gambling debt that he turned to campaign funds to keep himself financially afloat, according to a 28-count indictment unsealed Tuesday.

Nangle, D-Lowell, was arrested Tuesday by the FBI and the IRS on charges of bank fraud, wire fraud, filing false tax returns and lying to a bank.

“Time after time he allegedly used campaign funds to pay for personal expenses, spending thousands of dollars on golf club fees, gas, gift cards, hotels, restaurants, flowers and rental cars for trips to casinos, some of which he had already been reimbursed for by taxpayers,” said the FBI’s Joe Bonavolonta.

When regulators asked about these expenses, prosecutors said Nangle “fraudulently

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