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May 19, 2022

A man in Japan, Sho Taguchi, was sent the Abu town's covid relief funds through a government mistake and ended up gambling all $358,000 away. John Iadarola and Jessica Burbank break it down on The Damage Report.
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Man Who Gambled Away an Entire Town’s COVID Relief Funds Has Been Arrested - https://www.vice.com/en/article/k7wmky/japanese-man-gambled-entire-town-covid-fund-arrested
"Japanese police have arrested a man who gambled away the equivalent of $358,000 that mysteriously appeared in his bank account that turned out to be his town’s COVID-19 relief fund.
Sho Taguchi, a 24-year-old resident of Abu town in the southern prefecture of Yamaguchi, was accidentally sent the sum by his local government on April 6. The money was supposed to be distributed equally among the town’s 463 low-income residents as a pandemic relief measure. But instead of paying him the correct 100,000 yen ($764), they accidentally wired him the whole amount—46.3 million yen ($358,000)."
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