Gustavo Vila, 62, pleaded guilty Thursday in White Plains federal court to cheating the U.S. government by failing to pass along proceeds of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.
The two men vying to lead the nation next year will mark the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at the same memorial.
The coronavirus pandemic has reshaped how the U.S. is observing the anniversary of 9/11.
Earlier this week, New York City said the dedication to the victims of Sept. 11, 2001 would be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The U.S.S. Somerset is named after Somerset County, Pennsylvania where Flight 93 crashed during the September 11th terror attacks, killing all on board. This is one of three tribute ships dedicated to the men and women killed during the attacks. Elissa Harrington reports.