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Small Business Administration OIG

Evaluation of COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Applicants on the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Do Not Pay List

The OIG is issuing this evaluation to assess whether the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) effectively implemented internal controls when using the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Do Not Pay (DNP) databases to detect and prevent payments of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and grants to ineligible entities. Despite implementing controls requiring loan officers to check DNP databases prior to approval of COVID-19 EIDLs and provide applicants 30 days to rectify any negative information received from DNP, the agency continued to award and disburse...
Department of Justice

Florida Man Facing Federal Charges For Covid-19 Unemployment Insurance Fraud In Maryland And California

Baltimore, Maryland – A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging David Godin, a/k/a “James St Patrick,” a/k/a “David Wetty,” a/k/a “Vic Pro” for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, in connection with a scheme to defraud the Maryland Department of Labor (“MD-DOL”) and California Employment Development Department (CA-EDD”) of unemployment insurance (“UI”) benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Department of Justice

Plymouth Man Sentenced for Submitting Multiple Fraudulent Claims for Pandemic Relief

BOSTON – A Plymouth, Mass. man was sentenced today for his involvement in a COVID-19 relief fund fraud scheme.
Department of Justice

Florida Man Sentenced to 96 Months in Prison for Role in Multimillion-Dollar Health Care Kickback Scheme

NEWARK, N.J. – A Florida man was sentenced to 96 months in prison for his role in a multimillion-dollar durable medical equipment (DME) kickback scheme.
Department of Justice

Norway Man Sentenced to 2 Years for PPP Loan Fraud

Merton Weed Jr. filed eight fraudulent PPP loan applications with four different lenders and received $243,745 in PPP funds.
Department of Justice

Former Broward Deputy Sheriff Sentenced to Federal Prison for COVID-19 Relief Fraud

Stephanie Diane Smith, 54, of Sunrise, Florida, was sentenced yesterday to 7 months in prison for participating in a COVID-19 relief fraud scheme in which she received two loans from the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). In March 2024, a federal jury in Fort Lauderdale found Smith guilty of two counts of wire fraud in connection with the scheme.
Department of Justice

Bank Manager Admits Coordinating Multistate COVID-19 Relief Program Fraud Scheme; New York Man Admits Laundering Proceeds

CAMDEN, N.J. – A former branch manager of a national financial institution today admitted using his position to organize a conspiracy to help individuals obtain at least 38 fraudulent Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans totaling approximately $5 million.
Department of Justice

Florida Man Charged with Paycheck Protection Program Loan Fraud

Department of Justice

Allen Park Man Sentenced to Over 5 Years in Prison for Pandemic Relief Fraud Scheme

Department of Justice

Florida Felon Sentenced to Prison for Role in Multi-Million Dollar Health Care Kickback Scheme After Pleading Guilty to COVID-19 Fraud and Unlawfully Possessing Firearm

A Florida man was sentenced yesterday to 96 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, by U.S. District Judge Raag Singhal, after admitting his role in a multimillion-dollar durable medical equipment (DME) kickback scheme and pleading guilty to carrying out a COVID-19 fraud scheme and being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.