The actor who played the Red Power Ranger in the 90s hit TV show, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”, was arrested along with 18 others as a part of a wire fraud conspiracy.
Austin St. John, the name of the Power Ranger, and the other defendants have been accused of using fake documents to apply for small business loans, then using the money from the loans for personal purchases.
Two of these defendants, Michael Hill and Andrew Moran, were named as the leaders of this conspiracy which stole over 3.5 million dollars from the Paycheck Protection Program of the Small Business Administration.
If convicted, each defendant could face 20 years in federal prison.
Austin is not the first Power Ranger to get in legal trouble, not even the first Red Ranger to get in trouble. Back in 2017, Ricardo Medina Jr. the Red Ranger for the show, “Power Rangers Wild Force” pleaded guilty to the 2015 stabbing of his roommate. He was charged with voluntary manslaughter, and sentenced to 6 years in jail. Medina was released in 2020.
I guess they were right about not meeting your heroes, especially if they were a Red Ranger.