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Power Rangers actor charged with paycheck protection fraud

Red Power Ranger
Posted at 4:00 PM, May 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-21 15:50:33-04

The actor who played the Red Power Ranger in the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" films and television series has been charged with wire fraud conspiracy relating to the COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program.

The FBI said Jason Lawrence Geiger is one of 19 defendants named in the federal indictment.

He was arrested Tuesday and remains jailed pending a Monday hearing in Plano, near Dallas. In all, the 19 allegedly obtained by fraud at least 16 loans worth at least $3.5 million.

Acting under the name Austin St. John, the 47-year-old McKinney, Texas, man played Jason Lee Scott, the Red Power Ranger.