Power Rangers star Austin St John has been charged for wire fraud conspiracy.
The defendants are accused of applying for small business loans using falsified documents and keeping the money for personal spending.
The actor, who played Red Power Ranger Jason Lee Scott in the Nineties children’s series, was arrested on Wednesday (18 May), according to the Department of Justice. St John – real name Jason Lawrence Geiger – was one of 18 people accused of fraudulently obtaining at least $3.5m (£2.8m) from the Small Business Association’s Paycheck Protection Program.
St John was scheduled to appear at a comic festival in Iowa on Thursday (19 May), but it was announced that he could no longer attend due to “unforeseen personal obligations”.