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Charged: PPP scammers.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that more than fifty people have been criminally charged with fraudulently obtaining loans from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Wilson Business Owner Latest to be Sentenced in National COVID-19 Fraud Scheme

Man Accused of $730,000 Pandemic Loan Fraud Appears in Federal Court in St. Louis

Mark Ethan Jermain received three loans totaling $730,550.

Two Illinois Businessmen Charged in $7.8 Million Covid-Relief Fraud

SHARHABEEL SHREITEH, an accountant in Palos Hills, Ill., and TRACY MITCHELL, the owner of a business in Joliet, Ill., allegedly engaged in fraud related to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

New Haven Man Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for PPP Loan Fraud, Money Laundering, and Drug Offenses

ANTRUM COSTON, 41, of New Haven, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 37 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for fraud, money laundering, and drug offenses.

St. Peters, Missouri Woman Sentenced to 8 Months in Prison, Ordered to Repay $204,000 for Pandemic Fraud

Trashunda M. Harrison submitted a total of nine fraudulent applications for Paycheck Protection program loans.

Houston Woman Pleads Guilty to Cares Act Fraud and Theft of Government Funds

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that TEMIKA SANTEMORE, age 43, a resident of Houston, Texas, pleaded guilty on September 12, 2023 before U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey to a two-count bill of information charging her with making false statements and theft of government funds related to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

Federal Grand Jury Indicts 19 Central Illinois United States Postal Service Workers for Wire Fraud Related to COVID Relief Funds

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A federal grand jury has returned indictments against 19 United States Postal Service employees and former employees, charging them with fraud related to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)