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A look at the top ten contracts for pandemic relief goods and services.

Federal agencies have distributed most of the pandemic funding through grants, direct payments, and loans. However, the agencies have also signed contracts to buy goods and services related to the pandemic.

San Diego Businessman Pleads Guilty in Multi-Million Dollar Covid-Related Fraud

SAN DIEGO – Thomas Zolezzi of San Diego pleaded guilty in federal court today, admitting that he committed fraud to obtain almost $3 million intended to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In his plea agreement, Zolezzi admitted he submitted five loan applications containing false statements to trick lenders into providing the relief funds. He used the borrowed funds to pay his personal expenses. As part of his guilty plea, Zolezzi agreed to pay restitution of $700,884.75 to the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) and $2,238,910.24 to Capital Plus Financial.

Pennsylvania Man Charged with $1.7 Million Paycheck Protection Program Loan Fraud Scheme

Three Men Indicted in Capital Region Unemployment Insurance Fraud Conspiracy

Kiln Man Pleads Guilty to COVID-Related Wire Fraud

Gulfport, Miss. – A Kiln, Mississippi man pled guilty to wire fraud related to the COVID pandemic.

Albany Woman Pleads Guilty to Unemployment Insurance Fraud

Nine Indicted for Payment Protection Program Fraud

Three Defendants Charged In $1.3 Million Covid Fraud Scheme