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2 Plead Guilty To Grant-Writing Scheme

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Two Frederick residents have pleaded guilty to a plot to get fees for grant-writing services that they never provided.

Rosa Lee Brown, 53, and Allen Abraham McMillan, 57, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud on Wednesday. They will be sentenced June 25.

According to their plea agreements, Brown and McMillan were official in Grants Made Easy, a company that was to help in obtaining government, nonprofit and corporate grants.

Prosecutors say Brown and McMillan collected fees ranging as high as $100,000 for grant writing services. Brown and McMillan failed to obtain grants for 30 people who paid for the service.

Prosecutors say loss incurred during the scheme was more than $700,000.

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