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Third in the series -- State and local governments tap into the SLFRF to fund job programs.

Many people found themselves underemployed or unemployed during the pandemic. For example, in April, 2020, unemployment was 14.7%, impacting 23 million people. To address these issues, many state and local governments used funding from the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) to create or expand programs that provided job training and connected people to potential job opportunities.

Kabbage Agrees to Pay up to $120 Million to Resolve Allegations that it Defrauded the Paycheck Protection Program

BOSTON – Bankrupt lender Kabbage, Inc. d/b/a KServicing, has agreed to resolve allegations that it knowingly submitted thousands of false claims for loan forgiveness, loan guarantees, and processing fees to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), in violation of the False Claims Act (FCA).

Laboratory Owners Charged in $36M COVID-19 Testing Fraud Scheme

An indictment was unsealed today in the Southern District of Florida charging three men for their alleged roles in an approximately $36 million health care fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering scheme that involved submitting false and fraudulent claims for COVID-19 testing to health care benefit programs, including Medicare and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) COVID-19 Uninsured Program.

Laboratory Owners Charged in $36M COVID-19 Testing Fraud Scheme

An indictment was unsealed today in the Southern District of Florida charging three men for their alleged roles in an approximately $36 million health care fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering scheme that involved submitting false and fraudulent claims for COVID-19 testing to health care benefit programs, including Medicare and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) COVID-19 Uninsured Program.

COVID-19 Testing Fraudster Sentenced to 7 Years in Federal Prison

An Irving man was sentenced today to seven years in prison for his role in a $7 million COVID-19 testing fraud.

Texas Man Sentenced to Six Years in Federal Prison for Fraudulently Obtaining Economic Impact Disaster Loans (EIDL)

Jackson, Miss. – A Texas man was sentenced to six years in prison and ordered to pay restitution for illegally obtaining more than $400,000 in government benefits.

Four indicted in university athletic billing scheme and COVID-19 billing scheme

Four individuals, including two physicians, have been indicted in the Eastern District of Texas charged with federal violations involving a university athletic billing scheme, announced U.S. Attorney Damien M. Diggs today.

United Memorial Medical Center to pay $2M plus additional payments for allegedly causing false claims related to excessive cost outlier payments and double billing for Covid-19 tests

Doctor’s Hospital 1997 L.P. dba United Memorial Medical Center LLC (UMMC) has agreed to pay $2 million and to make additional contingent payments to resolve alleged False Claims Act violations

Lubbock Woman Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison for Concealing PPP Loan Fraud

National Roofing Company Settles PPP Fraud Allegations for $9 Million