BOSTON – A former New Bedford man pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston yesterday to federal wire fraud charges arising from claims for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) funds.
Reversing a federal magistrate judge’s ruling, United States District Judge Robert N. Scola, Jr. has ordered that Kenny Terlent, 19, will remain in a federal detention center without bond pending his trial on charges of illegally possessing a machine gun, identity theft, and Covid-19 benefit related fraud.
Twenty-Two Charged in Connection with a More than $11-Million Paycheck Protection Program Fraud Scheme
Seventeen more individuals have been charged in connection with a fraudulent scheme to obtain approximately $11.1 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and to use those funds to purchase luxury vehicles, jewelry and other personal items.
Stoneham Man Indicted for Identity Theft and Fraud Related to COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
BOSTON – A Stoneham man was indicted today in connection with his alleged involvement in a fraudulent scheme to obtain COVID-19-related unemployment assistance.
A California man was arrested today in Los Angeles on criminal charges related to his alleged bank fraud, false statements in a loan application and money laundering arising from the submission of fraudulent applications for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds.
Audit of Selected Combatant Commands' Execution of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Funding
We plan to begin the subject audit in July 2021. The objective of this audit is to determine whether U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, and U.S. Southern Command officials used Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding to support the coronavirus disease–2019 pandemic response and operations in accordance with Federal laws and DoD policies. We may issue separate reports for each combatant command, revise the objective as the audit proceeds, and will consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.
Expanded Eligibility for the Premium Tax Credit
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration is initiating a review to evaluate the Internal Revenue Service’s efforts to implement the Premium Tax Credit tax law changes affected by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which became law on March 11, 2021, waives the repayment of any excess advanced Premium Tax Credit received by marketplace participants during Calendar Year 2020. Additionally, the American Rescue Plan Act increases the Premium Tax Credits for all income brackets for coverage years beginning in 2021 and 2022.