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Le Mars Man Pleads Guilty to COVID-19 Related Unemployment Fraud

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Sham Trader Who Urged Investors to ‘Profit Off’ Pandemic Charged With Commodities Fraud

A man who urged investors to “profit off” the COVID-19 pandemic has been charged with commodities fraud.
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Fort Myers Business Owner Indicted For COVID Relief Fraud

Fort Myers, Florida – United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the return of an indictment charging Casey David Crowther (35, North Fort Myers) with one count of bank fraud, one count of making a false statement to a lending institution, and two counts of illegal monetary transactions. If convicted, Crowther faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison for the bank fraud count and the false statement count and up to 10 years in federal prison for each illegal monetary transaction count. The indictment also notifies Crowther that the United States intends to forfeit a 2020 40-foot catamaran and $2,098,700, which are alleged proceeds of the offense.
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RI Man Charged with Fraudulently Seeking $4.7 Million in Covid-19 Stimulus Loans

PROVIDENCE – A Middletown, RI, man currently on federal supervised release having been previously sentenced for robbing four banks, is facing charges in federal court in Providence for allegedly filing fraudulent loan applications seeking more than $4.7 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgivable loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act was passed by Congress to assist businesses impacted by the pandemic.
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Warwick Man Admits to Conspire to Fraudulently Obtain COVID-19 Stimulus Loans

PROVIDENCE – A Warwick man today admitted to a federal court judge that he participated in a conspiracy with a Massachusetts man to submit fraudulent bank loan applications to a Rhode Island bank in an effort to obtain hundreds of thousands of dollars in forgivable loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed by Congress to assist businesses impacted by the pandemic.
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Texas Man Charged in Miami Federal Court with Using False Payroll Documents To Obtain $1.2 Million in Covid Relief

MIAMI – Texas resident Uzoamaka Leonard Ohaebosim, 46, has been charged in the Southern District of Florida with federal bank fraud and making false statements to a financial institution after allegedly lying about his movie company’s payroll expenses and obtaining $1.2 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds.
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Park City Man Charged With Scheme To Sell N95 Masks, Claimed To Be Representative Of 3M Company

Park City Man Charged With Scheme To Sell N95 Masks, Claimed To Be Representative Of 3M Company
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Texas Woman Charged with Fraudulently Obtaining Nearly $2 Million in COVID Relief Funds

A Texas woman has been taken into custody on allegations she fraudulently obtained more than $1.9 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick of the Southern District of Texas.