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Department of Justice

District Court Enters Permanent Injunction Shutting Down Fake CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Card Operation

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio entered a consent decree permanently enjoining a Columbus-area woman from producing and selling fake Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 vaccination cards.
Department of Justice

Stoneham Woman Sentenced for Identity Theft and Unemployment Fraud Related to COVID-19 Pandemic

BOSTON – A Stoneham woman was sentenced today in connection with her involvement in a scheme to fraudulently obtain COVID-19-related unemployment assistance using stolen identities.
Department of Justice

Salem Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for COVID-19 and Tax Fraud Schemes

BOSTON – A Salem man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston in connection with orchestrating two fraud schemes involving COVID-19 relief funds and tax returns submitted using stolen identities.
Department of Justice

Boston Man Charged with Pandemic Fraud, Identity Theft, Firearm and Drug Offenses

BOSTON – A Boston man has been charged and has agreed to plead guilty to fraud, identity theft, firearm and drug offenses.
Department of Justice

Charlestown Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Identity Theft and Fraud Related to Unemployment Benefits

BOSTON – A Charlestown man living under a false identity was sentenced today in federal court in Boston on charges arising from his use of the name and Social Security number of a U.S. citizen.
Department of Justice

Former Department of Unemployment Assistance Employee Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison for COVID-19 Fraud Scheme

BOSTON – A former employee of the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) was sentenced yesterday for conspiring to misuse her position in an effort to obtain Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) funds through fraudulent claims, including claims using identities she stole.
Department of Justice

Four more defendants charged in COVID-19 fraud schemes

Four people have been charged with participating in COVID-19 relief fraud schemes, and three of them have already pled guilty.
Department of Justice

Stoneham Man Sentenced for Identity Theft and Fraud Related to COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

BOSTON – A Stoneham man was sentenced today for his involvement in a fraudulent scheme to obtain COVID-19-related unemployment assistance using stolen personal information.
Department of Justice

Two Men Sentenced For Paycheck Protection Program Loan Fraud

Georgia State Auditor

Georgia Department of Labor’s Unemployment Insurance Pandemic Response: Many Factors Contributed to Payment Delays

During the COVID-19 pandemic, claims for unemployment insurance benefits increased significantly, and many claimants experienced lengthy delays in receiving payments. The unprecedented volume of claims made delays inevitable, but the Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) claims management and customer service systems were also factors. GDOL should continue planned improvements to both.