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Florida Tax Preparer Charged in Connection with $7 Million Loan Fraud Scheme

A Florida tax preparer was charged in an indictment filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania yesterday with scheming to fraudulently obtain more than $7 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and pre-pandemic Small Business Administration (SBA) loans, and to launder the proceeds of the illegal scheme.
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Stoughton Man Indicted on Bank and Wire Fraud Scheme Related to COVID-19 Pandemic

BOSTON – A Stoughton man was indicted yesterday in connection with his alleged involvement in a fraudulent scheme to obtain COVID-19-related small business loans from several financial institutions.
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Four Sentenced this Week for Roles in Pandemic Unemployment Fraud, Mail Fraud Scheme

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Seattle Doctor Found Guilty of Fraudulently Obtaining Millions of Dollars from COVID-19 Relief Programs

A federal jury convicted a Seattle doctor yesterday of fraudulently seeking over $3.5 million and obtaining over $2.8 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) COVID-19 relief funds.
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Former New Bedford Man Sentenced for Unemployment Fraud Related to COVID-19 Pandemic

BOSTON – A former New Bedford man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston on federal wire fraud charges arising from claims for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) funds.
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Former Miami-Dade County Employee Sentenced to Federal Prison for COVID-19 Relief Fraud

Today, 58-year-old Miami-Dade County resident Willie Curry was sentenced to six months in federal prison by Senior United States District Judge James Lawrence King after having pled guilty to wire fraud in connection with Curry's fraudulent application to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for a low-interest COVID-19 relief loan.
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Miami Resident Sentenced to 42 Months’ Imprisonment for COVID-19 Relief Fraud

Carlos Vazquez, 57, of Miami, was sentenced yesterday to 42 months’ imprisonment for fraudulently obtaining $921,875 through a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
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South Florida Tax Preparer Sentenced in COVID-19 Fraud Scheme

A South Florida tax preparer was sentenced today to 24 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for carrying out a scheme to fraudulently obtain over 100 COVID-19 relief loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). He was also ordered to pay over $1 million in restitution.
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Eden Prairie Man Charged with Covid Relief Fraud, Money Laundering