May 26, 2022

The federal government has managed to extradite a man accused of bilking the government out of more than $7 million in COVID-19 money, marking the first person to be brought back from overseas to face prosecution.

Authorities said Don V. Cisternino was brought back from Croatia to face wire fraud, identity theft and illegal monetary transactions charges.

The government’s willingness to get Mr. Cisternino back to the U.S. for prosecution marks a new chapter in attempts to police the hundreds of billions of dollars in pandemic assistance money that experts believe was stolen by fraudsters, much of it flowing overseas.

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