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Mackenzy Scott biography: 10 things about Providence, Rhode Island man

Mackenzy Scott is a black man from Rhode Island, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

  1. He is a resident of Providence, Rhode Island.
  2. In December 2014, he and his fellow Providence resident Cristian Garcia, then 19, conspired to take provocative photographs of two girls, then 16 and 14.
  3. On February 6, 2015, he was arrested. In May 2016, Garcia, who was arrested on March 14, 2016, pleaded to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors.
  4. On September 20, 2016, he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors. On October 27, 2016, Garcia was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison to be followed by five years supervised release.
  5. On December 13, 2016, he was sentenced to five years in federal prison for his role in a sex trafficking conspiracy that involved two minor victims.
  6. In 2019, he was released from federal prison.
  7. On March 27, 2020, Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law. On March 28, 2020, he started filing fraudulent applications for benefits related to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
  8. In February 2021, a probation officer discovered that he had carried out a scheme in an attempt to collect unemployment benefits from agencies in different parts of the U.S. including Arizona, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Texas.
  9. On December 21, 2022, he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, theft of government money, four counts of aggravated identity theft and seven counts of wire fraud.
  10. He was 26 years old when U.S. District Court Chief Judge John J. McConnell, Jr. sentenced him on March 14, 2023 to 30 months of incarceration to be followed by 3 years of federal supervised release. McConnell also ordered him to pay restitution in the amount of $16,336.

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